Atlas Copco opens second compressor factory in India
Stockholm, Sweden, February 25, 2013: Atlas Copco has inaugurated a new compressor manufacturing plant in India.
Atlas Copco has unveiled a state-of-the-art lean compressor manufacturing facility near Pune, India. The built-up area of 19 000 square meters includes a manufacturing plant and an engineering office building. The factory is built in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design.) It contributes to Atlas Copco's goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 20% by 2020.
The new facility will manufacture industrial and portable compressors. The present factory in Dapodi, India, will continue to produce oil-free compressors and quality-air products.
“Atlas Copco continues to invest in the Indian market, and we are proud to inaugurate this new facility that is built according to lean manufacturing principles,” said Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “The factory will contribute to increased efficiencies and further support our expansion in India. It will serve customers both in and outside India.”
For further information please contact:
Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President, Compressor Technique
32 (0)3 870 2938
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
46 (0)8 743 8060 or 46 (0)70 865 8060
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.