About Ariel 

We Know a Thing or Two About Compression

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The Ariel Commitment

We are committed to providing the best compressors, OEM parts, and services in the energy industry. At our core, we are uncompromising in our products' excellence and our dedication to customers. We set the standard of quality in our industry. We are steadfast partners to our customers. We stand ready to deliver the absolute highest reliability level, so our partners achieve optimal product performance.

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Work For Ariel

Ariel Careers

Your career with the world's largest manufacturer of reciprocating gas compressors awaits. Join our team today!

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Our History


From our beginnings in the Buchwald basement, Ariel has grown into the company that sets the world-standard in gas compression.

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Ariel Video Gallery


An in-depth look at the world's largest manufacturer of gas compressors. Learn what makes us the World Standard!

Founded by Jim Buchwald
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Manufactured In the USA
Countries where Ariel compressors operate
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We believe in a clean-burning energy future

Additional Resources




At Ariel, we take pride in continuously improving our manufacturing processes and achieving ISO standards.



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The Ariel Core Values

Every compressor that leaves Ariel is a product of the guiding core values that have made Ariel the world standard in compression.

Company Tradition

Past. Present. Future. Ariel Equals Quality.

Design Integrity

Ariel Compressors are Designed to Last.

Manufacturing Excellence

A Tradition of Unmatched Precision and Attention to Detail.

Long-Term Relationships

A Commitment to Forging and Maintaining Lasting Partnerships.

Corporate Outreach

Developing Skills for the Compression Industry


Every Ariel Employee is Committed to Product Development.

Service and Support

24/7 Dedication: We are Here for You Anytime, Anywhere.

Ariel People

Our People and Community are Central to Our Success.


Our Partners

Ariel proudly supports the following organizations:

National Association of Manufacturers
Gas Machinery Research Council
GPA Midstream Association
Gas Compressor Association