Atlas Copco adjusts mining equipment capacity in Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden, September 3, 2013: Atlas Copco is reducing capacity at its facility in Örebro, Sweden, in response to continued weak global demand for mining equipment. The adjustment will affect an estimated 163 employees in Örebro.
Employees and the local labor unions in Örebro were informed today that 110 blue-collar workers and 53 white-collar workers are affected. More than 1 700 people currently work at Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB in Örebro, which manufactures equipment used in mines and quarries as well as for construction.
For further information please contact:
- Johan Halling, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique +46 (0)8 743 8314
- Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager +46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46(0)70 347 2455
Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.