Stockholm, Sweden, December 2, 2010: Today, Atlas Copco inaugurates a fully owned customer center in Mali to support the growing mining business in West Africa and to demonstrate the Group’s commitment to customers in the area.
The new customer center will primarily focus on sales of surface and underground mining equipment, drilling consumables as well as related parts and services. The customer center will initially employ 14 people. It will serve both Mali and other French speaking countries in the region such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ivory Coast.
“The new customer center will bring us closer to our customers in these countries,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique and continues: “There are many interesting projects in the area, particularly in mining, that offer good business opportunities.”
In addition to the new customer center in Mali, a recently established branch in Senegal is focusing on the construction activities for the same region. Atlas Copco was earlier represented in West Africa through a distributor network.
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Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Construction and Mining Technique
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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).
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.