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Atlas Copco inaugurates second compressor manufacturing facility in India


Pune, India, February 21, 2013: Atlas Copco, recognized as one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable companies, today inaugurated its new compressor manufacturing plant at Pune, in the presence of Horst Wasel, President, Quality Air Division. Also present were Filip Vandenberghe, Managing Director, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. and Rudy Verstrepen, Vice President, Compressor Technique Operations. Atlas Copco also celebrates 140 years of industrial excellence with a range of activities in more than 90 countries where it has its own operations. 

Atlas Copco India - second compressor manufacturing facility in India
The President joined hundreds of employees to unveil the state-of-the-art lean manufacturing facility. Spread over 23 acres, the built-up area of 19 000 square meters includes a manufacturing plant and an office building, in addition to a well-equipped canteen and other employee amenities. The factory is built in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design) principles. The new facility will manufacture industrial and portable compressors, while the existing facility at Dapodi will continue to produce oil free compressors and quality air product.

Horst Wasel, President, Quality Air Division, says, “This new facility has been built to lean manufacturing principles. The Group continues its focus on India, and we are proud to inaugurate this new facility today. This factory will help increase efficiencies, and further support business expansion in India, and also serve customers in India and abroad.”

Atlas Copco also celebrates 140 years of history across offices and manufacturing facilities around the globe.

Celebrating 140 years is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen customer focus and relations further, to translate our values into daily activities, and to capture synergies,” said Filip Vandenberghe, Managing Director, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. “It is a great occasion to create pride among employees and to make them enthusiastic about future opportunities. Our history guarantees long-term industrial experience as well as innovative products and solutions to current and new customers, to suppliers as well as to current and future employees.”

Last month, Atlas Copco also earned a spot on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world list, the most prestigious corporate sustainability ranking. The Global 100 recognized Atlas Copco for its commitment to sustainable productivity and its work and achievements of doing more with less: For instance, the development of new innovative, highly energy-efficient products that save customers money and benefit the environment at the same time. 

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9).

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.

Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. started operations in 1960, and has 22 offices across India, the registered office being at Pune. In 2011, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. had about 2 500 employees and in the period from 1st January 2011 to 31st March 2012, revenues of INR 2 200 cr (MEUR 328).