Over the course of its 140-year history, Atlas Copco went from a local railway construction company in Sweden to a global leader in the development of industrial solutions.
To this day, the Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division has been able to draw from the company’s engineering expertise and pioneering spirit while constantly adding to its own portfolio of products and services. This page takes you back through the illustrious history of the Atlas Copco Group in general and Atlas Copco Gas and Process in particular.
2014 — 2001
The Boomer XE3 C, a high-tech hydraulic drilling rig. Precise and efficient, the Boomer is on the cutting edge of mining and rock excavation.
Atlas Copco Gas and Process acquires JC Carter Pumps.
The first Atlas Copco Gas and Process production facility in East Asia is inaugurated in Shanghai, China.
With the LSF12 pneumatic die grinder, this technician is constructing the nose cone of an aircraft at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The GT 153 air compressor, delivered to Rizhao steel mill (Yingde Gases), is the largest turbocompressor ever built by Atlas Copco Gas and Process.
Atlas Copco Gas and Process acquires Mafi-Trench Company (MTC).
Atlas Copco Gas and Process introduces the compander.
2000 — 1976
Parts and Services experts oversee a mining worksite.
To broaden its line of products, Atlas Copco introduces portable generators in 1994, a complement to portable compressors.
In 1990, Atlas Copco acquires Desoutter Brothers (Holdings) PLC, a company in the U.K. manufacturing tools and assembly systems.
Chicago Pneumatic tools are used on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City in 1987.
Construction of the Öland bridge in southern Sweden in the 1970. It was the longest bridge in Europe at the time.
Portable compressors in use in Hong Kong in 1978
1975 — 1951
A Volkswagen plant in Brazil in the 1960s featuring Atlas Copco tools and assembly systems
A Swedish service technician at work in the field in 1960.
This predecessor to the Boomer was used in tunneling projects during the 1950s.
Water-line work across from the Riddarholmskyrkan church, Stockholm, in the early 1950s.
Atlas Copco Pacific's head office in San Carlos, California, in 1953.
Atlas Diesel's showroom at the Wembley Exhibition in 1952.
1950 — 1800s
A stonemason uses pneumatic tools in the 1940s.
Operational rock clearance in the Swedish countryside in 1939
The technical office at the Sickla headquarters in the early 1920s.
The drilling machine BR-12 in use, in the early 1990's.
Atlas' tools were used in the construction of a bridge connecting Stockholm with the neighboring island Lidingö.
Engineer Gustaf Ryd, a key driver of Atlas' development of pneumatic tools, and a colleague in the late 1800s.