Atlas Copco (Shenyang) Construction & Mining Equipment Ltd. receives environmental certification

July 6, 2005

Shenyang, China, July 6, 2005: Atlas Copco’s manufacturing unit in Shenyang, China, has been granted ISO 14001 certification for its operations according to its documented Environmental Policy.

Atlas Copco (Shenyang) Construction & Mining Equipment Ltd. implemented an integrated quality and environmental management system and at the same time also received an ISO 9001:2000 certificate for its Quality Management System.  These certificates can only be gained by complying with strict international standards. To retain the certifications, the company's performance will be checked continuously. All employees at Atlas Copco (Shenyang) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd. are continuously trained in quality and environmental processes.  At year end 2004, 82% of the production units in the Atlas Copco Group were certified according to ISO 14001. For further information please contact:  Kobus Malan, General Manager, Atlas Copco (Shenyang) Construction & Mining Equipment Ltd.  +86 25 8562 018 ext 8903  Cathrine Stjärnekull, Communications Manager, Atlas Copco AB  +46 8 743 8074  Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, the Group had revenues of approximately BSEK 49, with 98% of revenues outside Sweden. The Group has more than 25 000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC Equipment Rental, and CP. More information can be found on  Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within the Construction and Mining Technique business area with headquarter in Stockholm. The company is a leading supplier of hydraulic, pneumatic, and gasoline-powered breakers and drills, marketed under the Atlas Copco brand. Hydraulic and pneumatic breakers and drills are also marketed under the brand names Chicago Pneumatic, Lifton, and Shenyang. The products are manufactured in Sweden, Germany, India, Bulgaria and China, and sold through a worldwide sales and service organization.