Atlas Copco Inaugurates New China Factory

Posted on May 19, 2006

Atlas Copco has inaugurated a new compressor manufacturing plant in Liuzhou in Southern China. The production unit will produce oil-injected screw compressors and portable compressors, mainly of the Liutech brand for the Asian market. The new facility, which is part of the Compressor Technique business area, will organize production in a more efficient and modern way in order to address a need for increased capacity. The investment, worth more than $6.1 million, is not only in a production plant, but also includes a customer center and a product development facility, employing in total 273 people.

"Atlas Copco's compressor business is constantly growing in China and we simply outgrew the previous Liutech premises,” said Bengt Kvarnback, business area president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “With the possibility to increase production capacity, and a high and consistent facility level, we are confident that we will better serve customers and also create new opportunities for employment in the future."

Atlas Copco's Construction and Mining Technique business area has also inaugurated its new manufacturing plant in China. Atlas Copco (Nanjing) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd was officially opened in Nanjing on April 19. It assembles construction and mining equipment, mainly surface and underground drill rigs for the Chinese market and selected overseas markets, and employs 63 people plus another 40 in the customer center.