Atlas Copco’s Milwaukee Electric Tool division launches new e-business web sites

May 17, 2000

Stockholm, May 17 -- Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., a leading manufacturer of professional electric tools, has announced implementation plans and dates for two new WEB sites. The new sites will provide better service to end-users, and e-commerce with distributors.

A new web site highlighting Milwaukee products has been launched. The new site has been graphically designed to easily navigate through information, and features a randomly generated view of its products each time you log onto the site. Up to the minute news can be delivered from the Milwaukee marketing team in the Heavy Duty Heads–Up section. The site also contains access to Milwaukee’s extensive distributor and service-station network, career opportunities, and Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. History. Two new sections on the site are the media center and the Heavy-Duty Users Club. The media center provides current news releases, advertising and convention schedules. The Heavy-Duty Club is targeted for professional users. Participation in the Club gives members opportunities to work closer with Milwaukee. 
MilwaukeeConnect.com is the launch of Milwaukee’s E-Business application for authorized distributors. This Business to Business site, features secure access to order and account information. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. distributors also will have the capability to enter orders directly into the back-end ERP system with access to a full featured E-Commerce catalog. Implementation will begin in early June 2000 and continue through the 3rd quarter. 
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Heavy-Duty Electric Tools and Accessories. For more information on Milwaukee, visit the Web site at http://www.mil-electric-tool.com. 
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is a division within the Atlas Copco Group, an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1999, the Group had revenues of SEK 36 billion, with 97 percent of revenues outside Sweden, and over 26,000 employees. Atlas Copco companies develop, manufacture, and market electric and pneumatic tools, compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, assembly systems, and offer related service and equipment rental. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com. 
Dennis Pfeil, Information Systems, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 
Phone:+ 1 262 783 86 69 Phone: + 46 8 743 8070, dennis.pfeil@atlascopco.com 
Annika Berglund, Group Communications, Atlas Copco AB, Sweden 
Mobile: + 46 70 322 8070, annika.berglund@atlascopco.com