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As part of the integration of BelAire products into the Chicago Pneumatic family of high-performance compressors, which was unveiled at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas last month, the BelAire sales and service team members also will support the Chicago Pneumatic brand.

“This brand alignment will provide our customers with a number of added efficiencies and technologies, while providing tremendous new opportunities for growth,” says Alfredo Piccolo, vice president of Chicago Pneumatic Compressors in the United States. “If the reaction we received at this year’s SEMA show is an indication of the future, we’re extremely confident the Chicago Pneumatic Quiet Performance (QP) air compressor will be a great success in the U.S.”

The Chicago Pneumatic QP premiered at the SEMA Show as part of the BelAire-Chicago Pneumatic brand integration. It is a full-featured, piston air compressor with a high-performance sound-dampening enclosure which results in some of the lowest noise levels in the industry, the company says. The Chicago Pneumatic QP series is available in 5 hp and 7.5 hp models and features a wide range of performance-enhancing features, including a magnetic starter, low oil level switch, triple-pass pump-mounted aftercooler, automatic tank drain and vibration isolator pads.

“Everyone at BelAire is excited to be part of this evolution and we look forward to the opportunities this channel alignment will bring,” says Rob Little, president of Patriot Marketing, the sales force for BelAire products in the U.S. “Customer choice remains a key component in our business model and customers of both Chicago Pneumatic and BelAire can be assured they will continue to receive the same great products and support they have come to rely on.”

New for 2011, Chicago Pneumatic compressors will transition to the red and black uniform brand look. This new look is being incorporated into the Chicago Pneumatic brand’s extensive range of products, including pneumatic hand tools and portable compressors, as well as a number of construction products, including hammers and drills.

For more information, see the company’s Web site at www.cp.com.

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