May 2, 2017
“With Epiroc we have found a short, distinct and timeless name that is spot on for the mining and civil engineering business,” said Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Governmental Affairs.
On January 16, 2017, Atlas Copco Board of Directors announced that it will prepare a proposal to the Annual General Meeting 2018 to split the Group into two companies; Atlas Copco, focused on industrial customers, and another one - now named Epiroc - focused on mining and civil engineering customers. The plan is to have both companies listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange.
Epiroc was selected out of almost 1 000 names evaluated. Epi is a prefix meaning “on” or “at” in Latin and Greek. Roc signals stability and durability, and rock is one of the most important materials that the company works with.