Atlas Copco opens a Customer Center in Pakistan

Stockholm, Sweden, February 15, 2007: Atlas Copco has established a fully-owned customer center in Lahore, Pakistan, to grant customers direct access to products and to provide local service to rapidly developing industries in this country.

The new customer center, Atlas Copco Pakistan Private Ltd, offers Atlas Copco’s ranges of tools, compressed air equipment, construction and mining products, as well as related aftermarket activities.    Pakistan is a growing market with many infrastructure projects, such as hydropower plants, tunnels and quarries, expected to be realized in the near future. Sales of compressors have experienced rapid growth over the last three years as industry has expanded, and the future looks bright for tools sales, with a major expansion predicted both for car production and general industry.    With a local customer center, Atlas Copco will be prepared for the anticipated growth. Customers will benefit from direct sales and aftermarket support, backed up by the knowledge and experience of the manufacturer, as well an improved stock availability.   “By establishing this new customer center in Pakistan we are moving substantially closer to our customers and distributors and making a commitment to further growth in this country,” says Ronnie Leten, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique.   Atlas Copco has been represented in Pakistan for the last 40 years through distributors. The customer center will employ around 19 people by the end of the year, creating several new jobs. It is operationally part of Compressor Technique although it represents all three of Atlas Copco’s business areas.For further information please contact:Ronnie Leten, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique +32 (3) 870 29 38 or +32 (0) (0)477 222 685 Joanna Canton, Media Relations Manager  +44 (0)1442 22 23 12 or +44 (0)7971 65 01 15