Atlas Copco AB history, profile and history video
Atlas Copco AB provides industrial productivity solutions. The company’s products and services include compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems, and related aftermarket and rental. It operates through the four business areas: Compressor Technique, Industrial Technique, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique, and Construction Technique. The Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services and has a global service network. The Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software and services through a global network. The Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment through a global network. Atlas Copco was founded by Eduard Franckel on February 21, 1873 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.“
“Atlas Copco History
After World War II, Atlas Copco started looking for overseas expansion and Canada was the first targeted country.
In 1998, JKS Boyles was acquired and this became Atlas Copco Exploration products today.
In 1999, Rental Services began operating in Canada.
In 2001, and 2002, respectively, the North American operations were separated into Canadian and US companies, and the Canadian Corporate Office moved to Ville Lasalle, Quebec.
Since then, several acquisitions occurred including Hobic and Layne Christensen (which together with JKS Boyles form Atlas Copco Exploration today), Ingersol Rand Canada Inc. (ADS) in 2004, Baker Hughes Canada(2004), Thiessen and Dynapac(2006) and Greenfield Canada(2007).
In 2010, Atlas Copco CMT Canada moved its head office and inventory from Sudbury, Ontario to Mississauga, Ontario and opened regional hubs and branches across Canada to be closer to their customers. Dynapac and Atlas Copco Tools also joined CMT in Mississauga, Ontario.
In 2011, Atlas Copco CMT Canada was renamed Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Canada, and Dynapac became part of the new Business Area, Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Atlascopco.com
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