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Atlas Copco Attends 2nd China International Piling and Deep Foundations Summit


The 2nd China International Piling and Deep Foundations Summit was held in Galaxy Hotel, Shanghai on Mar. 20-21, 2012. The conference focused on the theme of “pile foundation innovation technology and efficient construction” and attracted 35 speakers and more than 400 audience from 11 countries—China, U.K., France, Germany, United States, South Korea, Holland, Finland, Italy, etc. Two technical experts from Atlas Copco were invited to present at the conference and made wonderful speeches.

As an expert on casing advancing system products and application, Mario Andrade, Product Line Manager for Casing Advancing Systems, Large Diameter Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration made an introduction to application of casing advancing systems in large diameter on the afternoon of March 20. He described not only the principles for using these systems in foundations, but also case stories with the successful use of Symmetrix system to drill 1.0m large diameter pile and the use of casing advancing systems in sensitive ground conditions to do interlocked pile wall, which brought great enlightenment to the audience.
To give the audience latest information in pile foundation field, Barrow Turner, Product Manager for Foundation Drilling Atlas Copco Secoroc delivered a speech titled “High Speed Standard and Reverse Circulation Foundation Drilling” on March 21, introducing a new large-bore rapid drilling approach (1-3m/h) in rocks of 50-300MPa as well as DTH hammers suitable to this approach. Simple maintenance yet robust design enables rapid bit change and easy installation and removal of drill rods. Barrow Turner’s speech caused great interest and interaction of representatives in the conference.
China has become one of the largest pile demander in the world in recent years. The summit provides an international academic exchange platform for the industry through interactive communication, study and discussion and lays groundwork for improving international pile foundation construction technology and achieving sustainable development of pile foundation field. Atlas Copco strengthens its brand via this conference and exhibits tremendous strength of Atlas Copco in piling and deep foundations!

For further information, please contact:

  • Caroline He
    Marketing Communication Specialist
    Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
    Phone: +86 10 6528 0517     

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 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at

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.