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Frost & Sullivan Presents 2009 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice Award for Overall Best Brand of Air Compressors to Ingersoll Rand



Davidson, NC - February, 24 2010 (NYSE:IR) - On the basis of Frost & Sullivan’s independent research, 2009 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice: Evaluation of Automotive Tools, Ingersoll Rand emerged as the overwhelming leader in the air compressor category surveyed among U.S. automotive technicians.

“The survey results showed Ingersoll Rand as the leading brand of air compressors among experts who routinely use this type of product: automotive technicians,” says Tonya Fowler, Global Director with Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Research Team.. “However, we are not surprised by the positive results toward Ingersoll Rand, as this is the second consecutive year that Ingersoll Rand has been voted the Overall Best Brand of Air Compressors.”

In recent years, Ingersoll Rand transformed itself into a multi-brand commercial products manufacturer serving customers in diverse global markets and away from the capital-intense, heavy-machinery profile of its past. Overall, 22 percent of U.S. automotive technicians surveyed use Ingersoll Rand as their primary air compressor products. Most impressive, one-quarter (25 percent) of automotive technicians ranked Ingersoll Rand as their #1 product.

Overall, Ingersoll Rand garnered 38 percent of the votes – as one of the top-three overall best brands of air compressors – among the 400 U.S. automotive technicians surveyed. Its nearest competitor came in a distant second with 17 percent of the votes. Thus, it is easy to see why Ingersoll Rand is being recognized as the “Overall Best Brand of Air Compressors” given its strong brand reputation and loyal customers. This recognition reiterates the company’s superiority in customer support, quality, price, and global service.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Automotive Technician’s Choice Award to the company that demonstrates excellence and has distinguished itself through its proactive strategies that position it to emerge as an industry leader.

The study is spearheaded by Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Research team that conducts independent, non-sponsored research among end-users to evaluate and measures companies that are top performers for their products, processes, and services, within a wide range of industries that Frost & Sullivan supports.

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About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified industrial firm providing products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and enhance industrial productivity and efficiency. Driven by a 100-year-old tradition of technological innovation, it enables companies and their customers to create progress. To learn more, please go to The company’s revenue was $13.2 billion in 2008. The company is incorporated in Dublin, Ireland and had 60,000 employees in 2008.

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