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Atlas Copco opens new Distribution Center in the USA

August 26, 2010

Stockholm, Sweden, August 26, 2010: Today Atlas Copco has inaugurated a new distribution center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

The new 12 000 square meters (131 000 square feet) facility substantially improves the storage and shipping capabilities for spare parts and consumables in the North American market. The increased parts capacity means customers in North America can now receive 24-hour delivery on all stocked parts.



“This investment shows our commitment to the North American market and our ambition to continuously improve customer satisfaction,” says Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “From this new distribution center we will supply all of the spare parts and consumables required for the products we service in North America.”


The custom-fitted facility will become the central distribution point for a wide variety of compressors, medical gas equipment and industrial and vehicle service tools, as well as thousands of spare parts and consumables under the Atlas Copco, BeaconMedæs, Desoutter and Chicago Pneumatic brands. The investment is approximately MSEK 44 (MUSD 6).


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

 

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0).

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