Atlas Copco sets up new production facility in China

December 17, 2009

Stockholm, Sweden, December 17, 2009: Atlas Copco has begun construction of a new production facility in China for its Gas and Process division. Investing more than MSEK 100 (more than 10 MEUR) in the project, the division is strengthening its presence in the Asian market and positioning itself for future growth in customer segments such as the chemical/petrochemical, air separation industries, and other applications.

The facility, to be completed and operational in late 2010, is located in Shanghai and will serve China and other countries in the region. Atlas Copco will assemble and package its entire range of turbocompressors and expansion turbines at the new facility, improving overall efficiency in packaging, order handling, as well as its aftermarket presence.

“China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia are markets with vast potential for turbomachinery solutions. Producing closer to the customer will help us be more efficient across the board, from purchasing of components all the way to the aftermarket,” says Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique.

As part of the investment initiative, Atlas Copco Gas and Process will also implement all relevant quality standards at the plant, including ISO certifications and necessary local standards.

For further information please contact:
Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President, Compressor Technique
+32 (0)3 870 2938 or +32 (0)474 881 154
Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060

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