Atlas Copco News

05 Oct 2015

Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board

Kevin Smith Courtesy GKN Plc

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director. Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee. Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012.

05 Nov 2014

MacGregor Appoints Carnall as Sr V.P.

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John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec. "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in developing successful and growing service business in several different global environments," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec. Mr.

09 Jan 2014

Atlas Copco Debuts WEDA Small Range Pumps

The new Atlas Copco WEDA small range pumps include: (left to right) WEDA04 and WEDA08 drainage pumps, WEDA04B residual pump and WEDA08S sludge pump

Atlas Copco has introduced a new small range of WEDA pumps to provide fast and efficient dewatering. In addition to the original nine pumps, the WEDA04 and WEDA08 provide drainage pumping, with the WEDA08S for sludge pumping and the WEDA04B for low suction pumping. The WEDA04 drainage pump is equipped with a 400-watt electric motor, while the WEDA08 features a 750-watt electric motor. The polyurethane semi-vortex impeller reduces the risk of clogging, making it ideal for construction sites or industrial pits.

21 Jun 2012

First Woman MD in Ship Repair Industry

Monica Svenner: Photo Damen Shiprepair

Ms Svenner has wide industrial experience as MD for several international companies, such as Stena Recycling and Atlas Copco. The current MD, Mr Jos Goris, is very pleased with the choice of his successor: “Monica has extensive experience in leadership and business development within a variety of organizations and industries, particularly within heavy industry. This means that she can bring new approaches and innovation, which is extremely positive for Damen Shiprepair Götaverken.

19 Jun 2012

New MD for Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

Monica Svenner, Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

Damen Shiprepair Götaverken aims to be the best within the Nordic countries, according to its new strategy. As part of this focus, Ms Monica Svenner has been appointed as the new MD. Ms Svenner has wide industrial experience as MD for several international companies, such as Stena Recycling and Atlas Copco. She is the first woman to take an MD post within the ship repair industry and as a Gothenburger she has a burning ambition for her new company. The current MD, Mr Jos Goris…

17 Apr 2012

Bieller Appointed Vice President of Atlas Copco

Brian Bieller, new vice president, business development, at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment (Photo: Atlas Copco Construction).

Commerce City, Colorado. – Brian Bieller has accepted the position of vice president of business development at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, effective April 1. In his new role, Bieller will be part of the management team and will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Most recently, Bieller was the sales manager for Atlas Copco Rental, responsible for Canada and the western United States. Before going to Atlas Copco’s rental division…

03 Feb 2012

Atlas Copco Adds to Sales Team

Roush appointed sales specialist for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Jamie Roush has been promoted to the position of parts and service sales specialist at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment effective Jan. 1. In his new role Roush will report directly to Atlas Copco Aftermarket Vice President Matt Cadnum. Roush was most recently an e-commerce program manager, a position in which he worked closely with Atlas Copco operations and customer centers around the globe. He has also…

28 Jan 2012

Nelson Appointed at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment

Stephen Nelson has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., effective January 3, 2012. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.

26 Jan 2012

Atlas Copco Names Business Development Manager

Stephen Nelson, business development manager for Atlas Copco

Stephen Nelson appointed business development manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Stephen Nelson has been appointed to the position of business development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., effective Jan. 3. In his new role Nelson will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Nelson has more than 20 years of sales and management experience working in the construction equipment and rental industry.

10 Jan 2012

Atlas Copco Promotes Wolfe

John Wolfe: Technical Support Manager for Atlas Copco’s Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration division.

Wolfe appointed Technical Support Manager for Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling line. John Wolfe has been appointed to the position of Technical Support Manager for Atlas Copco’s Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration business line, effective January 1, 2012. In his new role, Wolfe will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line Manager — GDE (Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration.) He will provide training, technical and product support for all Atlas Copco store branches in the United States.

19 Dec 2011

Wärtsilä CEO Addresses Challenges, Opportunities

Björn Rosengren was appointed President and CEO at Wärtsilä Corporation, as from September 1 this year. In a recent interview he told Maritime Reporter his views on the current business environment, the markets and about tasks ahead. Henrik Segercrantz reports. Wärtsilä, a leading global provider of power solutions for ships and power plants, is a global market leader in some of its segments. On the maritime side, the group has over the years expanded from its core products, that of producing medium- and low-speed engines…

02 Sep 2011

Atlas Copco adds New Hammer to COP Line

New multi-purpose DTH hammer.

Atlas Copco adds new DTH hammer for small diameter holes. August 30, 2011 – Commerce City, CO – Atlas Copco Secoroc has introduced the newest member in their COP line of DTH (down-the-hole) hammers, the COP 20. This new multi-purpose DTH hammer is designed for 2.75 inch to 3.5 inch (70 to 89 mm) diameter holes in difficult ground conditions. The COP 20 hammer has been engineered especially for the seismic drilling industry and construction work such as ground reinforcement and anchor bolting…

19 Jul 2011

Atlas Copco Acquires Grupo Electrogenos

Atlas Copco SAE has acquired Grupo Electrógenos GESAN S.A. of Spain, a manufacturer of diesel and petrol generators sold through a global distributor network. The deal strengthens Atlas Copco’s product portfolio, especially for customers in emerging markets. Gesan, which is privately owned, had revenues in 2010 of MEUR 56 (MSEK 510). The company employs about 160 people and is based in Zaragoza, Spain, where it has a production and assembly facility. Its generators are used for primary power supply and for standby purposes, ranging in sizes up to nearly twice as high as Atlas Copco’s current offering. The distributor network reaches more than 85 countries, with Europe, Africa and Russia as the most important markets.

21 Jun 2011

Kranzusch Appointed Product Manager, Atlas Copco

Ray Kranzusch has been appointed to the position of Product Manager, Oil and Gas Drills, for Atlas Copco Construction & Mining effective immediately. In his new role, Kranzusch will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line Manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions – Oil and Gas. Most recently, Kranzusch served Atlas Copco’s Western Region in technical support for water well and oil and gas products. He brings 27 years’ experience working in the drilling industry to his new position.

08 Jun 2011

Atlas Copco Taps James River Equipment

Atlas Copco welcomes its newest drilling equipment distributor, James River Equipment. The company, well-known as a heavy equipment supplier, will represent Atlas Copco in the Carolinas for blasthole rigs, other surface drilling rigs and equipment, and Secoroc rock drilling tools. In North Carolina, James River Equipment will also distribute Atlas Copco’s Dynapac compaction and paving equipment. Equipment covered by this new relationship includes surface crawlers such as Atlas Copco’s SmartROC, FlexiROC, and PowerROC surface rigs, the ROC L8 and the SmartRig F9C. James River Equipment will also sell and service Atlas Copco Secoroc rock drilling tools.

10 Feb 2011

Wärtsilä Appoints Rosengren President and CEO

Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä's Board of Directors has appointed Mr Björn Rosengren M.Sc. (Tech.), born 1959, as the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. He will assume the position on 1 September 2011, succeeding Mr Ole Johansson, who will retire. Currently Mr Rosengren works as Senior Executive Vice President Atlas Copco AB and as Business Area President for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique, and is based in Shanghai, China. Mr Rosengren has held several management positions in the Swedish industrial group Atlas Copco since 1998.

19 Sep 2002

New Cargo Ship for Lake Tanganyika Launched In Burundi

At 12,700 square miles (32,890 sq km) in area, Lake Tanganyika is the second largest in Africa. It is larger than North America’s Lake Eire (9,910 sq. mi.) and over half the size of Lake Michigan (22,300 sq.mi.). Ships have operated on it since before the First World War when Germany and Britain had some minor naval battles there. This past August a new ship, the M/V Teza, began working the waters of the great lake. Built entirely in Burundi by the Batralac firm, under the management of Basil Demeris the vessel will be operated on the lake by the same company. Designed by the Greek company of Chris Simopoulos & Associates, the 60 by 11-metre ship is powered by a pair of Cummins KT19 marine diesels rated 425 HP each at 1800 RPM.

07 Dec 1999

Great Ship - SK Supreme

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. is scheduled to deliver by year's end, the largest size LNG carrier of GTT Mark-III membrane type and is scheduled to deliver two more vessels within 2000. Supreme, a 138,000 cu. m. LNG Carrier has been designed and constructed with the regulation of ABS and KR classification societies and the membrane cargo containment system developed by GTT (Gaz Transport & Technigaz) in France. The cargo tanks are protected by a complete double side/bottom, cofferdam between each tanks and trunk at topside. For the hull and cargo containment system of cargo tank, Dynamic Load Analysis and extended fatigue analysis have been carried out to ensure the vessel's high reliability and long lifetime.

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