Atlas Copco Awards Recognize Innovation

  Atlas Copco Awards Recognize Innovation

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- April 8, 2013

Atlas Copco’s (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) two most prestigious awards will this
year recognize the development of an innovative screwdriver system as well as
enhanced customer service. The awards will be presented to the winners at the
Annual General Meeting on April 29.

The John Munck Award for technical innovations is presented to the team that
developed a superior screwdriver solution for the electronics industry: Jubin
Ghassabei, Johan Wallgren, Göran Johansson, Jonas Elofsson, Mamoon Parwani and
Helder Francisco. The very light, compact and flexible design allows
manufacturers to use the screwdriver system for a wide range of products. It
helps the mobile phone industry to increase productivity and quality in their
manufacturing, and has set a new standard.

The Peter Wallenberg Award goes to a team that has led the competence
development of service technicians and sales representatives within the
Industrial Technique business area: Leszek Irla, Caroline Stulgies, Patrik
Löfgren, Ataollah Maleki and Michael Schraft. This has enhanced technical
knowledge and customer relations, safeguarding the quality of work done and
increasing customer satisfaction.

“These two winning teams show that it pays off to focus on the customer,” said
Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “Putting the
customer first is what drives our innovation in product development and our
sales and service approach.”

The Peter Wallenberg Marketing and Sales Award recognizes the most innovative
successfully implemented method in the field of sales and marketing.

The John Munck Award is presented each year to a product developer or
designer, or a team, for outstanding contributions to the overall quality of
an Atlas Copco product.

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 had 39 800
employees and revenues of BSEK90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power
tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software and services
through a global network. It innovates for sustainable productivity for
customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, industrial manufacturing
and maintenance, and in vehicle service. Principal product development and
manufacturing units are located in Sweden, France and Japan.

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