Atlas Copco has unveiled a state-of-the-art lean compressor manufacturing facility near Pune, India. The 19,000-square-meter area includes a manufacturing plant and an engineering office building. The factory is built in accordance with Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design. It contributes to Atlas Copco's goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 20 percent by 2020.

The new facility will manufacture industrial and portable compressors. The present factory in Dapodi, India, will continue to produce oil-free compressors and quality-air products.

“Atlas Copco continues to invest in the Indian market, and we are proud to inaugurate this new facility that is built according to lean manufacturing principles,” said Stephan Kuhn, business area president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “The factory will contribute to increased efficiencies and further support our expansion in India. It will serve customers both in and outside India.”

Stockholm, Sweden-based 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.