Atlas Copco goes from three to four business areas

Stockholm, Sweden, April 20, 2011: The Atlas Copco Group has decided to modify its business area structure to strengthen the focus on specific product and customer segments. As of July 1, the Group will have four business areas instead of three, including a dedicated business area for construction equipment and related services.

Atlas Copco’s divisions for portable compressors and generators, road construction equipment and construction tools will join forces in the new Construction Technique business area. Divisions with underground and surface drilling products, crushing, loading and hauling, and exploration equipment will work under the umbrella of Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. Both these business areas will create dedicated service divisions. Compressor Technique will focus on stationary equipment for air and gas and related service, while Industrial Technique remains unchanged.

“With more focused business areas, each will have a strong platform from which they can develop the offering for their customers,” says Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “The modified structure also allows us to better capture the sales and service synergies between our construction businesses and capitalize on the future growth of construction projects around the world, especially in emerging markets.”

Atlas Copco will immediately begin recruitment of a president for the Construction Technique business area. The appointment of a new president for Mining and Rock Excavation Technique is being announced today, separately.

Atlas Copco will begin financial reporting under the new structure as of the third quarter 2011. Pro forma figures for the revenues and profitability of the four business areas in 2010 are as follows:

Compressor Technique Industrial Technique Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Construction Technique
Revenues, BSEK 30.0 6.5 22.5 11.2
Operating margin ~25% 19.5% ~22% ~10%

 

For further information please contact:
Jeanette Livijn, Vice President Organizational Development and Human Resources
+46 (0)8 743 8590 or +46 (0)70 349 9461

Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.

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