Stockholm, Sweden-based Atlas Copco is opening two new customer centers in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina through the acquisition of three construction and mining equipment distributors to support the fast growth in the region. The new customer centers will open Oct. 1.
The new customer center in Croatia, which was created through acquiring the assets of Scandkop d.o.o. and Teracop d.o.o., will have its headquarters in Zagreb. The Bosnia-Herzegovina customer center will open following the purchase of AC Oprema, based in Sarajevo.
“These acquisitions will provide us direct access to an important region where we previously haven’t had any sales presence of our own,” said Björn Rosengren, president, Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique. “They will present good opportunities for growth, particularly in the construction industry as there is great focus on infrastructure development in the area.”
Scandkop has supplied drilling equipment and consumables for Atlas Copco since 1993, while Teracop has been a distributor for the Construction Tools division since 1992. AC Oprema is a former Scandkop branch office. The acquired businesses have a total of 22 employees.
Atlas Copco’s existing sales organization in the region, which includes a customer center for the Compressor Technique business area in Croatia, will not be affected by the transactions.
Atlas Copco provides products and services ranging from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental.
Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets and services rock drilling tools, construction and demolition tools, drill rigs and equipment. The business area has its principal product development and main manufacturing units in Sweden and the United States.