November 6, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden, November 6, 2012: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has today given notice about a reduction of 160 employees at its manufacturing facilities in Örebro, Sweden.
“The market for mining and rock excavation equipment has weakened and we have to adapt our production capacity to the current demand,” said Bob Fassl, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. “These measures are unfortunately necessary and we will do our best to support our employees in this difficult situation.”
The notice affects 105 blue-collar employees and 55 white-collar employees. Negotiations with local unions have been initiated. Atlas Copco Rock Drills, which currently has about 1 900 employees, manufactures equipment used in surface and underground mining, civil engineering and infrastructure projects.