October 4, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2017 -- Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity, will collaborate with defense and security company Saab AB and its subsidiary Combitech AB to provide mining customers with solutions for advanced and secure digitalized operations.
The collaboration builds upon Atlas Copco’s strong position in the mining industry, Saab’s technical platforms, and Combitech’s working methods and experience gained from successfully digitalizing the Gripen E fighter aircraft. The new partnership includes digitalization work on autonomous mining and related control tower, cyber security and ecosystem solutions.
"This collaboration is fully in line with our vision of the digital mine of the future," said Helena Hedblom, President of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. "We will support our customers as they enhance their productivity through smart digitalization of their mining and tunneling operations. We are teaming up with the best in the industry – together we will bring even more productivity and safety to customers.”
This collaboration is another example of Atlas Copco's increased focus on the safe digitalization of mining operations. Earlier this year, Atlas Copco acquired a stake in Mobilaris MCE, a business whose software solutions provide users with a comprehensive picture of the mining operations, real-time positioning, and status information about vehicles, equipment and personnel.
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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees.