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J.P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau GmbH
Brauner Berg 15
24159 Kiel / Germany

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At Sauer we know well how the demands on naval compressors are very different from industrial applications. After all, we look back on more than 60 years of experience and expertise in developing and manufacturing specially designed compressors for navies the world over. Currently, 55+ navies rely on our high-pressure, medium-pressure, low-pressure and non-magnetic compressors. Because they know from their own experience that our compressors meet all the special demands of naval applications – whether in surface vessels or submarines.

Outstanding features

  • Compact design to suit the limited space available
  • Lightweight yet extremely reliable
  • Lowest noise and vibration
  • Shockproof
  • Long maintenance intervals
  • Easy to service

Comprehensive naval portfolio

  • Centralized high-pressure air systems
    on naval vessels
  • Starting air for diesel engines
  • Starting air for gas turbines
  • On-board breathing air solutions
  • Breathing air units for special forces
  • Dockside air for submarine bases

Leading-edge technology

As the market leader in naval applications, Sauer Compressors commits considerable resources to research and development. The outcome is frequent innovations, such as the 5000 range featuring 100% balanced free inertial forces, and the technical leadership required to deliver leading-edge solutions for future naval applications.


References of repute

Our list of references is a bit like Jane’s Fighting Ships – we equip everything from huge aircraft carriers to small miscellaneous vessels with fit-for-purpose compressors of the highest quality and reliability. Click here to see our list of references.

Sauer WP5000 –
the naval compressor

Over 60 years of naval compressor expertise went into the development of the Sauer 5000 Series. Like all Sauer compressors, the 5000 Series has an outstandingly compact, shockproof design, generates minimal air- and structure-borne noise, features proven technology with first-class worldwide references.

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Girodin TGM

With their unique swash-plate design our Girodin range of compressors stands for highest precision and craftsmanship. Exclusively built in France by Girodin-Sauer SAS, they are unrivalled in performance, size and accessibility, making them the first choice for demanding applications in the naval sector.


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As long ago as 1955, Sauer delivered the first high-pressure compressor to the nascent West German Navy. Since then, more than a thousand compressors have been delivered to navies all over the world.

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At the heart of every Sauer breathing air station is a robust compressor block designed to withstand the highest demands occurring in naval applications, e.g. shock, vibration, inclination, high temperatures and continuous operation.

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Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

High-value defence products and solutions need high-quality support and documentation. We can deliver the backing you need. Our Integrated Logistics Support ensures that your Sauer compressors are backed by a comprehensive solutions’ package to maximise their operational capability.

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Comprehensive support and service

At Sauer we’re in for the long haul, guaranteeing full product support and spare parts for at least 35 years after delivery. So however long your naval vessels are in service, we’ll still be there to provide you with the best possible service. This way, you can be sure of getting the most out of your compressed air and gas systems, keep your running costs low and maximise your compressor reliability. With highly skilled service technicians, representatives and service stations in over 60 countries worldwide we can walk the talk to guarantee efficient and expert service – anywhere, anytime.