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Atlas Copco builds new distribution center in China

September 15, 2010

Stockholm, Sweden, September 15, 2010: Today marks the start of Atlas Copco’s construction of a new distribution center in China. The facility, located in Nanjing, will strengthen the distribution of parts and consumables in South East Asia.

The construction of the 4 000 square meter facility, with the option to extend with a further 4 000 square meters, follows the strategy to strengthen Atlas Copco´s customer support in the South East Asia region. Customers will benefit from improvements in storage and shipping capabilities for spare parts and consumables.
“The new distribution center shows our strong commitment to customers in the region, and is another step in our ambition to strongly develop the business and continue to be the customers’ first choice,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique.
The distribution center will supply spare parts and consumables for the Construction and Mining business area. The location of the distribution center is selected because of the logistical possibilities provided by the city of Nanjing, as well the proximity to the Groups production in the area. The total investment for establishing the Distribution Center is approximately MCNY 50 (MSEK 53).

  • For further information please contact:
    Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Construction and Mining Technique
    +86 1370 1966 816 (Chinese mobile) or +46 (0)70 417 8502 (Swedish mobile)
    Love Liman, Acting Media Relations Manager
    +46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)73 318 8060

Atlas Copco may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com (http://www.atlascopco.com/).

Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets and services rock drilling tools, construction and demolition tools, mobile crushers and screeners, drill rigs and equipment. It innovates for superior productivity in surface and underground rock excavation, exploration drilling, rock reinforcement, ground engineering, water well, oil and gas drilling, and compaction and paving equipment worldwide. The business area has its principal product development and main manufacturing units in Sweden and the United States. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com.