Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco’s highlights include introducing the first light rock drills in 1905, manufacturing the first portable air compressor that same year, introducing the world´s first serial-produced hydraulic breakers in 1966, and launching new error-proof and low-energy tightening tools.
At its sites in the UK & Ireland Atlas Copco marked the 140 year anniversary with a special celebration. Events included the inauguration of a new compressor manufacturing plant near Pune, India, a significant donation of £38,000 to safe drinking water projects from Atlas Copco’s Water for All organization in the US and customer events around the world. Among other activities in the UK, Atlas Copco will also be donating 140 cycle helmets to local schools and colleges.
A podcast with an audio history of Atlas Copco is available for download on www.atlascopco.com/history