In order to achieve sustainable profitable growth we have a strategy consisting of five pillars. Our strategy guides all of our operational activities and together with our priorities they safeguard Atlas Copco’s long-term future.
Presence means being where our customers are and making sure we are close by when they need us. Our global reach spans more than 180 countries. But presence is not only about geography. It is also about being in the right market segments with the best products and service capabilities.
Our innovative products and services increase customers' productivity and competitiveness. At the same time they reduce industries' environmental footprint. We invest heavily in research and development and we are continuously launching new products and services that deliver improved reliability, ergonomics, safety and energy efficiency.
Our customers want the reassurance that comes from knowing their equipment will run smoothly. Today we have more people working with service than production, with dedicated service organizations for each of our business areas. We offer service and maintenance by skilled technicians and work closely with our customers to further improve products and services.
To stay competitive and responsive all industries must be able to adapt their operations quickly. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce lead time and minimize the environmental impact of our own operations. We are also experts at helping our customers reduce their footprint.
The best strategy in the world needs skilled people to make it happen. We are proud of our diverse workforce and are constantly investing in developing new talent. Through continuous training and support, we quickly turn skills into results. We are always looking for ways to improve ourselves so that we can continue to serve our customers.