Atlas Copco’s innovative LT compaction tool successful with customers

June 26, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden, June 26, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has doubled sales of its LT rammer series as customers have embraced its ergonomic, user-friendly design.

The rammers are versatile compaction tools developed for work on cohesive and granular soils, for example for repair and improvements to trenches and foundations.

The LT rammer is built with the operator in focus to ensure that it is easy to handle, effective and safe for the construction workers,” said Andrew Walker, President of Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. “We are happy to see that construction companies are recognizing the benefits that come with using this tool.”

Since the upgraded LT6005 rammer and the smaller LT5005 rammer were introduced in August 2014 they have more than doubled sales in the United Kingdom, and significantly increased sales in markets such as the United States, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Australia and Spain. The key to achieve that was the close relationship between Atlas Copco’s designers and dealers and the construction companies that use the tool. The result was a slimmer design that facilitates handling where space is tight, e.g. close to walls, posts or in narrow trenches.

The new LT6005 rammer has won two prestigious design awards this year; the iF Product Design Award in Germany and the Swedish Grand Award of Design in the Public’s Favorite category. 

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  • Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager+46 8 743 8060 or +46 70 347 2455

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.