Explore Atlas Copco’s history between 1873 and 2016
On February 21, 1873, Atlas was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, as a manufacturer of products for railways. 143 years later the company is an industry benchmark with world-leading positions in compressors, tools and rock drills, but also in many other product areas.
On our dedicated history web site you can read about the Group’s development during the first 140 years, find out more about our 11 presidents, and learn about our innovations and expansions.
When we celebrated 140 years of history we wrote a book about our achievements. Welcome to dig deep into the history of an industrial icon. Read online or download as a pdf. Enjoy!