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Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe receives prestigious Daimler Supplier Award


Atlas Copco Tools was one of 13 suppliers chosen to receive the prestigious Daimler Supplier Award 2011 from Daimler AG. It was presented to Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe’s Essen-based Motor Vehicle Industry and Project Team for outstanding performance in the category International Procurement Services. The awards were presented at this year’s Daimler Key Supplier Meeting in the Mercedes-Benz Center in Stuttgart on March 12.

Marcus Richter and Felix Maier, Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe, with Daimler Supplier Award

We are extremely proud and delighted to receive this award,” reported Martin Ruoff, General Manager, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique, Central Europe, and Felix Maier, General Manager of the Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Motor Vehicle Industry Division. They pointed out that many Atlas Copco colleagues have contributed to this fantastic success and without their intensive efforts the company would not have won the award.
Vast range of innovative solutions
The Award motivation mentioned Atlas Copco’s excellently organized management and the company’s vast range of innovative assembly tool solutions. The German team see the award as confirmation of their long-term commitment as a strategic partner to the automobile industry.

We equipped the first A-Class vehicle assembly lines at the Rastatt factory with our tightening technology more than a decade ago,“ says Felix Maier. “Today we have a worldwide presence in all Daimler factories. In many of them we have on-site workshops to provide the best possible service with closest possible proximity to the customer.”

The annual Daimler Supplier Award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of quality, costs, logistics, technology, and innovation. Daimler has defined these value drivers as well as the principles for supplier collaboration in its globally standardized cooperation model known as the Daimler Supplier Network. The values of fairness, reliability, and trust are further aspects of the evaluation.

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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 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). 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.