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Atlas Copco opens a customer center in Burkina Faso

  Atlas Copco opens a customer center in Burkina Faso

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- October 22, 2012

Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) has opened a customer center in
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to strengthen the Group’s presence in western
Africa with an increased offering of products and services to mining
customers.

Atlas Copco Burkina Faso Sarl was officially inaugurated on October 12. The
company offers surface and underground mining equipment, exploration rigs, as
well as drilling consumables and related parts and services. The organization
is expected to grow from currently 10 to around 20 employees before the end of
2013, adding customer service and support staff.

“Having this facility helps us get closer to customers in French-speaking West
Africa, where we see good growth potential in the mining and exploration
segments,” said Bob Fassl, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and
Rock Excavation Technique.

Atlas Copco previously conducted business in Burkina Faso through the customer
center in Mali.

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 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500
employees and revenues of BSEK81 (BEUR 9). 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.

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Contact:

Bob Fassl
Business Area President
Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
+46 (0)8 743 8314
or +1 469 766 6242
or
Daniel Frykholm
Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8743 8060
or +46 (0)70 865 8060
 
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