Atlas Copco Craelius receives environmental certification

Atlas Copco Craelius receives environmental certification Stockholm, Sweden, October 25, 2002-Atlas Copco Craelius' manufacturing unit in Märsta, Sweden, has been granted ISO 14001 certification for its operations according to its documented Environmental Policy. With the recent certification, 80% of the Atlas Copco Group's production sites worldwide are ISO 14001 certified. As of October 2002, all processes within Atlas Copco Craelius AB are certified according to ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. This includes all steps in the developing, manufacturing and marketing processes as well as all services performed. These certificates can only be gained by complying with strict international standards. To retain the certifications, the company's performance will be checked continuously. All employees at Atlas Copco Craelius AB are continuously trained in quality and environmental processes. CONTACT: Patrik Nolåker, President, Atlas Copco Craelius Division +46 8 58 77 85 00 or +46 70 41 785 01, patrik.nolaker@atlascopco.com Fredrik Ljungdahl, Sustainability Communications Manager, Atlas Copco AB +46 70 200 94 91, fredrik.ljungdahl@atlascopco.com Atlas Copco Craelius is a division within the Atlas Copco Group developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for exploration drilling and ground engineering applications. The headoffice is located in Märsta, Sweden, and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, Canada and China. The division employs approx. 300 people world-wide. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com/craelius. Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, the Group had revenues of SEK 51 billion (EUR 5.4 billion), with 98% of revenues outside Sweden, and close to 26,000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, electric and pneumatic tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Chicago Pneumatic, and AEG Power Tools. More information can be found on the web site: www.atlascopco-group.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/25/20021025BIT00280/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/25/20021025BIT00280/wkr0002.pdf

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