Atlas Copco receives large mining order

February 10, 2011

Stockholm, Sweden, February 10, 2011: Atlas Copco has received an order from Fresnillo PLC, Mexico valued at approximately MUSD 45 (MSEK 300). The order is one of the largest ever for Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining business area.

The order is for underground drill rigs for silver mining and for rock reinforcement as well as products for loading and haulage. The products will be used for new development, production and expansion of the Fresnillo Silver Mine in Mexico. The Fresnillo Silver Mine is the biggest silver mine in the world.
“We are very happy that Fresnillo, for the last years, has selected Atlas Copco as one of its main suppliers. Our high quality equipment and high quality customer support positions Atlas Copco well in the world of silver mining” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President of Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique.
Fresnillo Mine is a part of Fresnillo PLC in Mexico, the world's largest primary silver producer. The order was booked in January, 2011, and deliveries will start in the second half of 2011.

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)
  • Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
    +46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060
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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 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3).
Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets and services rock drilling tools, construction and demolition tools, 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.