April 11, 2002
Stockholm, Sweden, April 11, 2002 - Carl Carlin of Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems is the 2002 recipient of Atlas Copco’s John Munck Award. Carlin was nominated for his role as the driving force behind the development of Atlas Copco’s range of multiple nutrunners for the automotive industry.
The John Munck Award is presented for excellence in innovative technical thinking that results in products with proven commercial success. Carlin’s dedicated efforts for driving the development of tightening systems for the motor vehicle industry, utilizing fixtured nutrunners, have given Atlas Copco a clear lead over its competitors. Today the company is a world-class leader in this field in terms of market share, product design, performance and quality. The latest range of modular tightening systems, the Power MACS controllers and the QMX series of nutrunners, was launched in 2000. The systems outperform competing products by more than 30 percent, both in terms of functionality and in power density, and cost less. Project management was also a significant factor in the nomination. The development of Power MACS and QMX was efficiently managed. The time-frame and costs were in line with original plans and the new product was efficiently launched to the marketplace. John Munck was one of Atlas Copco's most successful engineers. He worked for the Group between 1930 and 1970 as Atlas Copco’s Technical Director and in other positions. The John Munck Award is presented each year to a single product developer or designer, or a team, for outstanding contributions to the overall quality of an Atlas Copco product. The award will be presented at the Group’s annual general meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on April 29, 2002. CONTACT: Annika Berglund, SVP Group Communications, Atlas Copco AB + 46 8 743 8070, mobile +46 70 322 8070, [email protected] Inger Brahme, Communications Manager, Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems + 46 8 743 9574, mobile: 46 8 70 308 9574, [email protected] Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, the Group had revenues of SEK 51 billion, with 98 percent of revenues outside Sweden, and close to 26.000 employees. The Group produce and market compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, electric and pneumatic tools, assembly systems, and offers related service and equipment rental. The Group owns famous brands like RSC, Milwaukee, Chicago Pneumatic and AEG Power Tools. More information can be found on the web site: www.atlascopco-group.com.