May 2, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden, May 2, 2013: Atlas Copco has closed the acquisition of the assets of Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH, a manufacturer of mechanical and electric torque solutions based in Germany.
Founded in 1919, Saltus has about 65 employees and had revenues in 2012 of about MEUR 8 (MSEK 70). The company manufactures and sells a wide range of products for quality assurance in tightening, including mechanical, mechatronic and electronic wrenches as well as special sockets. The acquired business will be part of Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area. Atlas Copco announced on April 12, 2013 that it had agreed to acquire the assets.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software and services through a global network. It innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and in vehicle service. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, France and Japan.