Stockholm, Sweden, February 1, 2011: Atlas Copco has received an order for mining equipment from Zimplats Holdings Limited, Zimbabwe, valued in excess of MSEK 170.
“This is a key order from Zimbabwe’s mining industry and shows that customers value our sustainable solutions,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique.
The trial suite and subsequent order total 44 pieces of low seam underground mining equipment, such as drilling rigs, mine trucks and loaders, and will be used in Ngezi Platinum Mine, Zimbabwe. The order was placed in the fourth quarter 2010 and deliveries of the equipment will start in March, 2011. More than 100 people are anticipated to be employed locally to service the equipment.
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Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Construction and Mining Technique
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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).
Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets and services rock drilling tools, construction and demolition tools, mobile crushers and screeners, drill rigs and equipment. It innovates for superior productivity in surface and underground rock excavation, exploration drilling, rock reinforcement, ground engineering, water well, oil and gas drilling, and compaction and paving equipment worldwide. The business area has its principal product development and main manufacturing units in Sweden and the United States.