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Inauguration of Atlas Copco (Nanjing) R&D Center

2011-10-31

On October 31st, 2011, inauguration of Atlas Copco (Nanjing) R&D Center was held in Nanjing. The new R&D center will strengthen Atlas Copco’s design and development capacity and offer our Chinese customers a shorter time-to-market for products designed to meet their specific needs. With the investment of approximately RMB 60 million, this project will employ approximately 250 people within three years.

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We have many honorable guests attending the opening ceremony. Mr. Sune Carlsson, Chairman of the Board, Atlas Copco AB, Mr. Jacob Wallenberg, Vice Chairman of the Board, Atlas Copco AB, Ronnie Leten, President & CEO Atlas Copco, Robert Fassl, President of Atlas Copco Mining & Rock Excavation Technique, Mr. Yang Wei Ze, Party Secretary of Nanjing CPC committee, Mr. Shen Jian, Executive Vice Mayor of Nanjing etc., media and Atlas Copco employees attend the ceremony.
 
Over the years, the rapid growth of Atlas Copco in China is obvious. Atlas Copco’s company in Nanjing was the first product company for Atlas Copco in China. 18 years ago, this product company was only producing one product. Today, we are producing 25 different models to cover all the capital product lines in the mining & rock excavation business area.
 
Atlas Copco Nanjing R&D Center is our strategic move from “Made in China” to “Designed in China”. It will inspire new ideas and uncover unique source of innovation. It will deepen the connection and relationship with our Chinese customers; they are shaping the new generation of needs and technology.
 
Our engineers are collaborating in tackling a number of challenging areas of applied research and product development, working together with their global peers to quicker and better introduce new concepts, products, process and services. It will significantly reduce time to market. I am sure it is just the beginning of many success stories. 
  
China is moving towards becoming a global technology and scientific powerhouse,China’s long term mega trends will help create major business opportunities. “We are committed to the Chinese customer & the future development in China”, says Robert Fassl, “Atlas Copco willcontinuously contribute to thesustainable developmentof construction and mining industry in China”.
 

For further information, please contact:
Caroline He
Marketing Communication Officer
Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
Phone: +86 10 6528 0517     
e-mail: caroline.he@cn.atlascopco.com

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 www.atlascopco.com.

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.