About Us

Sauer Compressors USA is committed to the highest standards of quality, dependability and customer support. Rated for continuous duty, all of our compressors have been field tested in the most demanding applications and extensively refined to provide true 24/7 reliability.

Worldwide, Sauer Compressors USA and J.P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau GmbH currently supplies HPACs to:

  • 51 Navies
  • 186 Naval Programs
  • Over 1200 Naval Ships
  • Maintains 80% market share worldwide in naval applications
  • Maintains 30% market share worldwide in commercial shipbuilding applications

Sauer Compressors USA is the primary supplier of high and medium pressure air and gas compressors for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.

We have designed and supplied compressor packages for the following shipbuilding or class retrofit programs

  • U.S. Navy CVN (Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers) – WP5000
  • U.S. Navy CVN (Ford Class Aircraft Carriers) – WP5000
  • U.S. Navy SSN (Los Angeles Class Nuclear Fast Attack Submarines) – WP5000
  • U.S. Navy LPD (San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Ships) – WP121L
  • U.S. Navy FFG (Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigates) – WP5000
  • U.S. Navy LCS (Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships) – WP45L
  • U.S. Navy LCS (Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships) – WP121L
  • U.S. Navy DDG (Zumwalt Class Destroyer) – WP4331
  • U.S. Navy DDG (Zumwalt Class Destroyer) – WP65L
  • U.S. Navy EPF – formerly JHSV (Spearhead Class) – WP22L
  • U.S. Coast Guard NSC (Legend Class) – WP65L
  • U.S. Coast Guard WAGB (Ice Breaker Class) – WP400
  • MSC T-AKE (Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammo Vessels) – WP5000
  • MSC T-ARS (Safeguard-Class) – WP5000
  • MSC T-AGOS (Victorious Class) – WP45L
  • MSC T-AO (Henry Kaiser Class) – WP5000
  • MSC T-AGM (Missile Range Instrumentation Ship) – WP22L
  • MSC T-AKR (Bob Hope Class) – WP33L

Dockside High Pressure Compressor Packages have been supplied to

  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Bremerton, WA) – air-cooled & water-cooled HPAC
  • Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding (Newport News, VA) – air-cooled & water-cooled HPAC
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Portsmouth, VA) – air-cooled HPAC
  • Naval Base Port Loma (San Diego, CA) – air-cooled HPAC
  • Naval Submarine Base Bangor (Bangor, WA) – air-cooled HPAC
  • Naval Station Norfolk (Norfolk, VA) – air-cooled HPAC
  • Naval Base San Diego (San Diego, CA) – air-cooled HPAC & air-cooled LPAC
  • Yokosuka Naval Base (Japan) – water-cooled HPAC
  • Guam Naval Base (Santa Rita, Guam) – air-cooled HPAC

Applications at Other Bases

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Beale Air Force Base
  • Anderson Air Force Base
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Lakehurst
  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Fort Benning Army Base


Sauer Compressors provides innovative designs and packages to the following major industrial markets and specialty applications:

  • Nitrogen Generation & Boosting (i.e. laser cutting, N2 storage, system purging)
  • Motion Compensation for Oil Rigs
  • Seismic Survey
  • Helium recovery/storage
  • Gas Assisted Injection Molding
  • Power Generation (spark arresting, turbine start-up, control air)
  • Diesel (& Emergency Diesel) Starting
  • Dockside Air
  • Burst Testing
  • Turbine Engine Afterburner Testing
  • Heat Treatment Processing (helium gas compression)
  • Hydrogen compression
  • Natural Gas Compression
  • Oil-Free Compression
  • Pharmaceutical or Hospital Air
  • Gas Recovery (SF6)
  • Gas Compounds (N2, O2, H2, CO2, R-Gas, He, & More)
  • Specialty Gas Mixtures


Sauer Compressors is ISO-9001 Certified. Our inspection process has been qualified to U.S. Department of Defense MIL-I-45208A requirements. Our parent company, J.P. Sauer and Sohn, is ISO 9001 certified.


Sauer Compressors USA Inc. equipment is type approved by all major classification societies (ABS, Lloyds, GL, DNV, etc.). Most of our military grade compressors are shock tested to US Navy Grade A shock requirements.