Atlas Copco opens new techno center in France

January 10, 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, January 10, 2007: CP, a company within the Atlas Copco Group, has moved to a new techno center in Nantes, France, where it will focus on marketing, research and development of new tools for the manufacturing and vehicle service industries.

The brand new, hi-tech building has been built to respond to CP’s dynamic growth. It is the headquarters of the CP Industrial and the CP Vehicle Service divisions and is also an application center where customized solutions are developed and research is carried out. The French customer center is also located on the premises. Together with state of the art communications, engineering and design equipment and capabilities, the surrounding transport network and easy access to the airport will contribute to serving and welcoming customers in a high energy and efficient environment.  “CP’s new techno center is a milestone in the company’s evolution. Its open design reflects our commitment to proactivity and innovation,” says Fredrik Möller, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique. “The hi-tech facilities will help us to develop products faster to meet customers’ needs.”    The new techno center is part of both the CP Industrial and the CP Vehicle Service divisions within Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area. The techno center employs 221 people and its opening creates 6 new jobs.For further information please contact:Fredrik Möller, Business Area President, Industrial Technique +46 (0)8 743 85 05 or   +46 (0)70 555 9592 Joanna Canton, Media Relations Manager  +44 (0)1442 22 23 12 or +44 (0)7971 65 01 15