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Atlas Copco wins design awards for MicroTorque tightening systems

April 7, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden, April 7, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, won three prestigious Red Dot design awards for high-precision screwdriver systems. The products improve ergonomics and enhance productivity for manufacturing customers especially in the electronics industry.

Atlas Copco won two awards for the innovative QMC 21 and QMC 41 screwdriver systems that are used for assembling micro screws in applications such as small electronic devices. The new design and choice of materials cut weight by half compared to their predecessors, improving assembly speed and reducing maintenance needs.



Atlas Copco was also awarded for its MT Focus 6000 Controller system, which facilitates tightening of micro screws during electronics assembly and sets new standards for size and usability.



We are very pleased with these awards as they recognize our hard work to design our products in ways that improve customers’ productivity and give the operators the ultimate in comfort and safety ,” said Mats Rahmström, President of Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area.

Atlas Copco has been awarded the Red Dot prize before, most recently in 2013 for the electric nutrunner Tensor ETT-STR, a fastening solution that takes productivity, ergonomics and quality to an entirely new level.


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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.


Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and general industries, maintenance and vehicle service. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, Germany, the United States, United Kingdom, France and Japan.