September 9, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden, September 9, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, will expand its SCA facility in Bretten, Germany, to meet growing customer demand for its innovative assembly solutions.
Atlas Copco SCA, part of the Group’s Industrial Technique business area, has grown rapidly in recent years as customers increasingly use its dispensing equipment for effective assembly including adhesives and sealants. Adhesive solutions are used for example by automotive manufacturers that want to use lighter materials such as aluminum instead of steel to make the vehicles more fuel efficient. Traditional welding can be difficult with the lighter materials, opening up for alternative assembly technologies. Another increasingly popular assembly method is self-pierce riveting, where Atlas Copco became market leader with last year’s acquisition of Henrob.
The German facility is one of seven SCA innovation centers worldwide, from China to the U.S. At the centers, customers get the opportunity to test adhesive solutions for their specific applications, giving them a key role from an early stage in shaping the solutions they need. For more information, please see www.sca-solutions.com.
“ Our smart assembly systems truly help customers become more productive,” said Mats Rahmström, President of Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area. “The expansion of the facility in Germany reflects the growing demand we see from customers for our solutions.”
The expansion of SCA’s German facility will increase the number of possible customer projects tested at the innovation center from about 250 to 500 annually. Increased space is also needed for customer and employee training, a new logistics system and more office space for existing and new employees. The project, which costs MEUR 6.8 (MSEK 65), will be completed in 2016.
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.
Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and general industries, maintenance and vehicle service. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, Germany, the United States, United Kingdom, France and Japan