Who we are

Who we are

The Sperre Heritage

Air compressors that solve customers' needs have been the main objective for the privately owned Sperre family company from the very beginning. For more than 75 years, we have developed our compressors in close collaboration with the most demanding customers around the world.

Through this join cooperation with our customers we know how to meet the most stringent requirements and have the ability to supply all the air any ship needs. We deliver state-of-the-art compressor systems with the best life cycle cost. – That's the Sperre heritage.

Sperre Coolers AS was established to focus on the development, sale and production of heat exchangers.

The product portfolio for Sperre Coolers AS consists of the existing shell and tube heat exchangers, as well as the newly developed Sperre Pleat cooler and Sperre Rack cooler.

Manufacture of all the products will initially take place at the existing premises at Ellingsøy in the municipality of Ålesund, Norway.

The company will focus on the marine sector. It expects strong growth for the new products. Marketing and growth of the new products is also expected to have a positive impact on the existing shell and tube coolers.

The Sperre Rack Cooler ( http://www.sperre.com/rack) primarily competes with Box coolers. The Sperre Pleat Cooler (http://www.sperre.com/pleat) primarily competes with traditional Plate coolers.

The Sperre Pleat Cooler is protected by two strong patents. Sperre Coolers AS has exclusive rights for the sale of Pleat coolers to the marine market.

Company Structure

Company Structure

What we do

What we do

The Sperre areas of business

Shipping Offshore Industry


Right from the start, Sperre has supplied starting-air compressors to all kind of vessels. Today, Sperre compressors are installed on every fifth ship on the world's oceans.

A Sperre solution ensures uniquer operational reliability and service for the ship, from construction and delivery until the final voyage.


Sperre is located in Ålesund, centre of one of the leading maritime clusters in the world, which builds some of the most advanced offshore vessels worldwide. We know all the requirements associated with equipment for offshore vessels, and we have developed specialized skills in deliveries to this demanding industry.

Today, about 3 of 4 offshore vessels rely on starting air from Sperre.


The lifetime advantages of a Sperre Solution are just as valuable for land-based installations and power plants as they are for ships.

For installations exposed to extreme cold, heat, and the ravages of the elements, a robust and reliable Sperre solution is a natural choice.
We deliver complete packages, tested and ready for installation.

Today, you will find Sperre solutions in some of the most remote regions on Earth.

Sperre's life cycle concept

Sperre's life cycle concept

We are there when and where you need us. Our service is available 24/7. For more than 5 decades we have kept our service promise "Any part within 48 hours". It does not matter if your compressor is new or 30 years old.

Sperre's production facility

Sperre supplies state-of-the-art compressors at competitive prices from our highly efficient production facility in Norway. Our value chain provides a number of positive synergy e­ffects which enables us to produce compressors in smart and cost-effective ways. The focal point is our high technology and automated production process.

Sperre's production facility

Productivity as a passion

Best-practice production results in maximum output with minimum staff - extraordinary performance per square metre. We are always seeking smarter solutions and higher degree of automation - the only route to competitive operation in a high-cost country.

All activities are linked to the highly advanced warehousing system. Components come to each work station precisely when they are needed, and the whole factory is virtually forklift free.

Extremely flexible logistics enable e­fficient customization. We keep a four-month inventory of spare parts and have 200 standard compressors ready to deliver overnight at any time.

Code of Conduct

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Where we operate


Sperre’s headquarter is located just outside Ålesund at Ellingsøy, Norway

Sales & services

Fully owned subsidiaries
  • Sperre Rotterdam
    Covers Netherland and Belgium.
  • Sperre China
    Covers Greater China incl. Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Sperre Asia
    Covers Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Papa New Guniea and New Zealand.

Agent structure

We are also represented by an extensive and professional network of agents in more than 20 important locations around the world. Our representatives are there, wherever and whenever you need us.