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Atlas Copco Donates to Support China University of Geosciences


On March 22, 2013, Atlas Copco Scholarship (Stipend Fund) Award and Donation Ceremony was grandly held in School of Engineering and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing Campus).

Practicing social benefit

Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco has a history of 140 years. As a world leading industrial group, Atlas Copco has been active in fulfilling corporate social responsibility. It is an important strategy in Atlas Copco’s commitment for sustainable development to become the best corporate citizen.

Since its entry into China in1980s, Atlas Copco has been endeavoring to contribute to China’s economic and social development. The social benefit activities Atlas Copco has been engaged in for a long term include: providing clean water source for people in the poverty-stricken and remote areas, caring for growth of disadvantaged children, and contributing to China’s education cause. It is the active participation and innovation in such programs that enables Atlas Copco to win AmCham Shanghai CSR Award 2012, which is an affirmation of Atlas Copco’s effort and contribution in fulfilling corporate social reasonability and caring for social benefit undertaking.

Joining hands with famous universities

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Initiated in 1952, China University of Geosciences (Beijing Campus) is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education, PRC. The School of Engineering and Technology takes a lead nationwide in terms of education and R&D advantages in the fields of mine management, geological engineering and drilling technique, and mechanical engineering, etc. Atlas Copco establishes the scholarship (Stipend fund) here to provide award and economic support for students who are excellent in both character and learning. This time, the 25 undergraduates and master candidates who win the Atlas Copco scholarship (fellowship) are excellent students who have achieved some innovative results in their respective theory study and scientific research. In addition, Atlas Copco specially donated RMB 250,000 to School of Engineering and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing Campus), to support the School’s scientific research and encourage students’ innovation practice. This move has laid a solid foundation for both sides to join hands in more areas and enhance the school-enterprise cooperation.

Always seeking innovative solutions has served as an important guarantee of Atlas Copco’s sustainable development. “We always hold that the key to our success in China market is that we encourage employees’ innovation and provide them with training and career development opportunities,” said Mr. Freddy Man, general manager of Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Customer Center Greater China, at the award ceremony held in School of Engineering and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing Campus). The Mining and Rock Excavation Technique is one of the four business areas of Atlas Copco, and its Customer Center Greater China has been committed to providing Chinese customers with mining and rock excavation equipment, spare parts, and after-sales service. At present, Atlas Copco has established 12 branch offices in China, with more than 450 employees.

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Customer Center Greater China started to cooperate with China’s famous universities in 2009. The close cooperation with universities has fully demonstrated Atlas Copco's corporate culture, social commitment, and the conviction of committing to sustainable development. Looking into the future, Atlas Copco will unswervingly support China’s education cause in sci-tech innovation and talents development, etc., and will focus on local market, and make unremitting efforts to realize growth and progress together with China’s society.

For further information please contact:

  • Caroline He
    Senior Marketing Communication Specialist
    Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
    Phone: +86 10 5870 6331     

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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).

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.