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Atlas Copco celebrates 140 years of achievements

Pressemeddelelse   •   Feb 21, 2013 20:07 CET

Atlas Copco, recognized as one of the world’s most innovative, ethical, and sustainable companies, today celebrates 140 years of industrial excellence with a range of activities in 90 countries where it has its own operations. 

 “Celebrating 140 years is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen customer focus and relations further, and to translate our values into daily activities,” said President and CEO Ronnie Leten. “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. Thank you all.”

The many events around the world to mark the anniversary include the inauguration of a new compressor manufacturing plant near Pune, India, and a donation of KUSD 60 to safe drinking water projects from Atlas Copco’s Water for All organization in the US.

Also marking the 140 years since the company’s 1873 foundation, Ronnie Leten today is ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, U.S.  The shares of Atlas Copco are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Sweden since for more than 90 years.    

A podcast with an exciting audio history of this industrial icon is available for download on On the history section there is also a new e-book describing some of Atlas Copco’s many achievements during the past 140 years.

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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).Learn more at