Atlas Copco intends to move the operations of two of its mining equipment production facilities in Sweden to its competence centre in Örebro. The move will increase efficiency and strengthen the company.
Atlas Copco plans to close the facilities of Atlas Copco Craelius AB in Märsta and Atlas Copco GIA AB in Grängesberg, relocating operations to Örebro, Sweden. The two companies employ 185 people, most of who will be offered to stay with the group.
“We have a great product portfolio and tremendous skills that we are now planning to add to our competence center in Örebro in order to increase efficiency and capitalise on the synergies. This change helps us adapt to the current mining market situation with lower demands, and will ensure that we stay strong and agile for the future,” commented Johan Halling, President for the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area.
At Märsta, Atlas Copco manufactures mining equipment including exploration drilling rigs. At Grängesberg, the company produces mining equipment including underground loaders, utility vehicles and ventilation systems.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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