New President for Atlas Copco’s Uniroc division

January 28, 2000

Stefan Andersson, presently Managing Director Trelleborg Protective Products AB, has been appointed President for Uniroc, a company within the Atlas Copco Group.

Stefan Andersson graduated as Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, from the Lund University, Sweden, in 1988. The same year, he started to work at ABB Stal AB, in Finspång, Sweden, within the areas of engineering, development, as well as marketing. Since 1996 he has been working for Trelleborg in Ystad, as a President for Trelleborg Protective Products AB.


Stefan Andersson will take up his new position at Uniroc on August 1, 2000.


Uniroc, a division in the Construction and Mining Technique Business Area, is a leading manufacturer of rock drilling tools to the mining and construction industry. The division is based in Fagersta, Sweden, where it has its main production.


Atlas Copco is an international group of industrial companies with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1998, the Group had revenues of SEK 33.7 billion, with 97 percent of revenues outside Sweden. Today the Group has more than 26,000 employees. Atlas Copco companies develop, manufacture, and market electric and pneumatic tools, compressed air equipment, construction and mining equipment, and assembly systems and offer related service and equipment rental. Additional information about Atlas Copco is available at the Group’s web site: www.atlascopco.com.


For further information, please contact:


Freek Nijdam, Senor Vice President, Construction and Mining Technique

Phone +46-8-743 8314.

E-mail: freek.nijdam@atlascopco.com