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Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. receives IGBC Gold plaque


March 11, 2014: Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. announces that the newly built compressor factory in Chakan, Pune, has been awarded with Gold plaque by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its environmentally responsible design and efficient operating systems.

Atlas Copco India - IGBC Gold plaque
The new factory was constructed with an ambition to reach the highest sustainability and productivity targets. The buildings follow the global Atlas Copco sustainable building standards and are in line with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) best practices. Extra attention is given to energy efficient design and technologies to limit the environmental impact and to reduce the use of energy and natural resources during both construction and plant operation.
The factory that was opened in February 2013, consumes significantly less energy compared to other buildings of the same size. It is designed using energy efficiency architecture, natural sky-lighting and ventilation, rain water harvesting and water re-cycling, as well as using eco-friendly building materials that provide a clean, healthy and safe workplace for employees. For harmony with nature, every detail of the factory is in line with the green building norms.
Filip Vandenberghe, Managing Director, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. said, “I am delighted that Chakan plant has achieved Gold status. This reflects our commitment towards maximising environmental performance and building a better tomorrow for all our stakeholders.”

For further information please contact:

  • Shalini Sharma
    Head – Corporate Communications
    +91 (0)20 3985 2432, (M) - +91 95613 84089

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.
Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. started operations in 1960, and has 22 offices across India, the registered office being at Pune. In 2012, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. had about 2 500 employees and in the period from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013, revenues of INR 2 600 cr (MEUR 400).