|Products||Compressors, vacuum solutions, air treatment systems|
Atlas Copco is a provider of sustainable compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The products and services focus on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco has more than 140 years of experience. Customers are located all over the world. Atlas Copco’s global reach spans about 180 countries, including own operations in more than 90 countries. Atlas Copco produces in more than 20 countries. Manufacturing is mainly concentrated in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, the United States, India and China.
Products / Technology
The Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, the United States, China, Germany and Italy.
Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area provides vacuum products, exhaust management systems, valves and related products mainly under the Edwards, Leybold and Atlas Copco brands. The main markets served are semiconductor and scientific as well as a wide range of industrial segments including chemical process industries, food packaging and paper handling. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in order to further improve its customers’ performance. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, China and Japan.
- 1878 - founded in Stockholm, Sweden, to provide Swedish Rail with equipment for building and running Sweden’s railway
- 1885 - shift toward the production of steam engines and boilers
- 1890 - reconstructed, new company Nya Aktiebolaget Atlas was founded with three new production lines: locomotives, commercial central heating systems and machine tools
- 1901 - production of pneumatic tools by a newly established pneumatics department
- 1909 - expanded range of tools and air compressors
- 1917 - Atlas merged with Diesels Motorer, a manufacturer of marine engines and stationary diesel engines
- 1920s - all operations were moved to Sickla, Sweden
- 1948 - renamed to Atlas Copco (Compagnie Pneumatique Commerciale)