Atlas Copco Group awards recognize innovation, marketing, and operational excellence
April 28, 2023
Nacka, Sweden, April 28, 2023: This year, the Atlas Copco Group awards recognize an innovation related to the sealing of EV batteries, promotional activities for electric portable air compressors and innovative solutions that improve the semiconductor supply chain.
“The winners of this year’s awards have shown examples of excellent teamwork by presenting innovative solutions that increase the value for our customers,” said Mats Rahmström, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “The awards are tangible examples of how we are part of the transformation to a low carbon society through our products and solutions. It also shows how we always work on improving our existing processes to meet new challenges.”
The awards ceremony was held at the Annual General Meeting in Stockholm on April 27.
The John Munck Award, established in 1988, is presented each year to reward the person or group of persons having produced the best innovative technical development contribution during the year.
This year, the award is presented to Sten Mittag, Patrick Repple, and Claus Walter in the Industrial Assembly Solution division within the Industrial Technique Business Area, for the development of the “Intelligent Dynamic Drop Application,” a new way of sealing electric vehicle (EV) batteries, with single drops. It improves corrosion protection and increases the customer’s automation and precision, leading to higher productivity and quality, as well as cost and material savings.
The Peter Wallenberg Marketing and Sales Award, established in 1996, is presented each year to reward excellent salesmanship as well as the development and field implementation of more advanced and customer adapted marketing sales methods.
This year, the award goes to Maarten Vermeiren and Marta Benitez Lara from the Portable Air Division, within the Power Technique Business Area, for the promotional activities of the electric portable air compressor E-Air. They organized sales trainings and campaigns, which contributed to an increase in sales and a fast E-Air VSD adoption in the market, resulting in a faster transition to electrification and carbon footprint reduction.
The Giulio Mazzalupi Operational Excellence Award, established in 2018, aims to reward a person or a team for significant contributions to improving and executing processes aimed at delivering products or services to customers in the most satisfying, sustainable, cost-effective, and timely manner.
This year, the Giulio Mazzalupi Award is presented to Hyukseo Kwon and Leo Jung in the Semiconductor Division, within the Vacuum Technique Business Area, for developing an innovative operation value chain to meet the needs in the semiconductor sector created by a fast-growing global market, combined with continued supply chain risks. They developed a flexible business contingency system, ensuring stable access to raw materials and on-time parts delivery by multi sourcing, and achieved improved capacity and productivity whilst maintaining quality and cost competitiveness.
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Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. In 2022, Atlas Copco Group had revenues of BSEK 141 and at year end about 49 000 employees.