Atlas Copco last week announced that Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC is the name of its new business dedicated to serving the U.S. construction market. This new entity combines the Portable Air operations of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s U.S. sales company with the Atlas Copco Construction Tools USA sales company. Atlas Copco Construction Equipment is responsible for the sales and service of portable compressors, generators, pneumatic, hydraulic, and gasoline-powered construction and demolition tools, along with related aftermarket services, for both the Atlas Copco and Chicago Pneumatic brands.
Headquartered in Commerce City, Colo., the new organization shares offices and back office functions with the Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA customer center. Although the two companies will operate independently, they have much the same culture and market knowledge and can benefit from these and other synergies, the company said. The Westfield, Mass., office of the Construction Tools business will be closed at the end of March 2009.
Top priorities of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment are to stabilize the sales and service structure, to support customers, and to continue to be a leader in the construction equipment business. The new company will have three sales and service regions in the North, South and West United States.
“We are looking at this as an opportunity to become more focused and dedicated, specializing on the unique needs of the construction industry,” said Erik Sparby, general manager for the new Atlas Copco Construction Equipment business.
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment is responsible for the sales, afterrmarket service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools and attachments used in the construction and demolition industries.