Atlas Copco division moves to EpirocPublished 18/12, 2017 at 14:23
Atlas Copco’s hydraulic attachment tools division will become part of Epiroc, effective from 1 January 2018. The division manufactures excavator attachment tools, such as hydraulic breakers, cutters, pulverisers, bucket crushers, shears, grapples and magnets. Also effective from that date, will be the division's current products delivered with Epiroc branding.
Subject to shareholder approval in 2018, Atlas Copco will become two separate global groups of companies, Atlas Copco which will focus on industrial customers, and Epiroc, focused on mining, infrastructure and natural resources equipment.
The hydraulic attachment tools division has been a technology leader for more than 50 years. The hydraulic breaker was originally developed in 1963 by the German company Krupp Berco Bautechnik, which became part of Atlas Copco in 2002.
The product range now includes 100 different hydraulic attachment tools, and is designed to ensure that customers can always find the right tool for their specific application and excavator. The division also manufactures the HB 10000, the largest hydraulic breaker in the world.
It will be business as usual for the hydraulic attachment tools division. Products will be manufactured in the same facilities, developed by the same research and development teams and marketed by the same people.
“We are building on a very solid foundation in the industry,” said hydraulic attachment tools division president Goran Popovski. “Within Epiroc we can even better focus on what is core for us of providing solutions and best support to our customers around the globe. Epiroc is a new player with a solid history in the market and our ambition is to continue to have market leading positions in each market and each segment.”