Atlas Copco Buys Chinese Rock Drilling Tools Business

  Atlas Copco Buys Chinese Rock Drilling Tools Business

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- March 5, 2013

Atlas Copco (China) Investment Co,. Ltd. (STO:ATCOA)(STO:ATCOB) has acquired
75% of Shandong Rock Drilling Tools Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese supplier of
rock drilling tools. The acquisition strengthens Atlas Copco’s position in the
local market in mining and construction consumables.

Shandong Rock Drilling Tools had sales in 2012 of MRMB 393 (MSEK 420) and 687
employees. The company, located in the Shandong province in eastern China, is
part of the privately held Shandong Sanshan Group, which also owns an adjacent
steel mill. Atlas Copco will also acquire close to 25% of the steel mill.

“We are very pleased with this acquisition as it provides us with a strong
base to further strengthen our position in China,” said Bob Fassl, Business
Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. “We see a
long-term opportunity to grow in products for top hammer drilling. The
agreement will give us new inroads into extending our business.”

All needed regulatory approvals have been received for the acquisition of
Shandong Rock Drilling Tools. The steel mill investment is expected to be
approved by local authorities shortly. The acquired company will be part of
Atlas Copco’s division Rock Drilling Tools.

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 had39
800employees and revenues of BSEK90.5 (BEUR 10.5). 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:

Atlas Copco
Bob Fassl, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
+46 (0)8 743 8314
or
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8743 8060 or +46(0)70 347 2455
 
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