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Atlas Copco wins rock reinforcement order from LKAB in Sweden

November 3, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden, November 3, 2008: Atlas Copco has won an order to supply the mining company LKAB with equipment for rock reinforcement, to increase safety at its mines in Kiruna and Malmberget, Sweden. The value of the order, which includes an extensive service agreement, is about MSEK 140.

The order was received in the fourth quarter. The full service agreement runs for three years and will guarantee availability for all units.



LKAB will use the equipment to implement an action plan for strengthening safety in the mines, which will be reinforced with 400 000 complementary bolts and 300 000 square meters of wire mesh.



“We have a very close cooperation with LKAB regarding safety and are pleased to be able to contribute in achieving maximum safety for our colleagues who work in the mines,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique. “The functionality of our equipment, time of delivery and local service capabilities were strong arguments in winning this order.”



The contract includes 10 Boltec LC rock-bolting rigs, one Boomer E2 C rig for bolt-hole drilling and one Cabletec LC for cable bolting. The equipment will be delivered during the first half of 2009.

For further information please contact:


Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Construction and Mining Technique


+46 (0)8 743 8314 or +46 (0)70 417 8502

Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager


+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060


Atlas Copco may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act.