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New Managing Director in Atlas Copco (India) Ltd.


Pune, June 1, 2015: Atlas Copco has recently appointed Giovanni Valent as Managing Director of Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. In his new mission, Giovanni will be responsible for the company’s operations in India and Bangladesh.

Atlas Copco India - Giovanni Valent, Managing Director
Giovanni Valent, an Italian citizen, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1989, Giovanni joined The Robbins Company, a tunnel boring equipment manufacturer in USA. He was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager for South Europe and North Africa before the company was acquired by Atlas Copco. In 1997 he was promoted as a General Manager for all business areas in Argentina, followed by Regional Manager for the Maghreb area in 2001, then Regional Manager in 2004 for Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Albania. In 2009, he was General Manager for Compress Technique division in Italy where he has successfully developed Atlas Copco’s business and local team.

Giovanni has a strong background in large international projects like metro system, hydroelectric power plants, and specialized hydroelectric tunnelling system with turning boring equipment.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Giovanni Valent to this region,” said Nico Delvaux, Chair of Holding India and Bangladesh. “With his broad experience, Giovanni will successfully continue to develop the team and the holding function in these important markets.

Giovanni comments, I am delighted to be appointed as Managing Director for Atlas Copco India andlook forward to working with the team. I am determined that we will continue to deliver a seamless service to our impressive portfolio of clients.”

For further information please contact:

  • Shalini Sharma, Head-Corporate Communications
    +91 (0) 20 3985 2432 or +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 services 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 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.
Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. started operations in 1960, and has 22 offices across India, the registered office being at Pune. In 2015, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. had about 2 500 employees and revenues of INR 2 700 cr (MEUR 400) as on 31st March 2015.