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Atlas Copco celebrates 140 years of achievements

February 21, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden, February 21, 2013: Atlas Copco, recognized as one of the world’s most innovative, ethical, and sustainable companies, today celebrates 140 years of industrial excellence with a range of activities in 90 countries where it has its own operations. 

“Celebrating 140 years is a fantastic opportunity to further strengthen our customer focus and relations,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “It is also a great occasion for our employees to feel proud of all accomplishments and excited about the opportunities such as continue creating innovative products and service to new and existing customers.”


Marking the 140 years since the company’s 1873 foundation, Ronnie Leten today rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, U.S. The shares of Atlas Copco have been listed on NASDAQ OMX in Sweden for more than 90 years.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5(BEUR 10.5).