The High Dam

Atlas Copco Egypt History

Serving Egypt industry for almost 70 years.

Atlas Copco Group History 

On February 21, 1873, Atlas was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, as a manufacturer of products for railways.
150 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. Close cooperation with our customers, a constant drive to find a better way and commitment to keeping our promises have made Atlas Copco what it is today.

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Atlas Copco Egypt Region History

In Egypt  we have over 70 years’ experience in the air compressor sales and service industry. 

Since 1950, we have been indirectly serving the Egyptian industries to flourish their businesses via a trading house in Sweden followed by a regional office in Middle East then a licenced agency in Egypt.

 In 1999, we established Atlas Copco Equipment Egypt as our first legal customer center in Cairo followed by a branch at Alexandria then another legal customer center in Lebanon.

Today, we employ around 150+ of field based sales and service people across the whole Egypt region, The staff is motivated and strives daily to apply the group values, and deliver innovative solutions to our growing list of satisfied customers. The family culture and the entrepreneurial spirit are aligned with the group culture and beliefs, and form the key local ingredients of our success in delivering sustainable profitable growth in this challenging region.

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Did you know?

In 1960, Atlas Copco compressors & drilling equipment were used for the construction of the High Dam project in Aswan, one of the greatest projects of the 20 th century and in the history of Egypt and Africa.

In 1964,  The statue of one of the stone heads of Pharaoh Ramses II at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel being re-assembled by Atlas Copco equipment after being moved to a new higher location to avoid being submerged by the rising waters of the river Nile following construction of the Aswan High Dam. Read the story

In 1960, Paleontologist Thomas H. Rich was able to conduct excavations for a period of ten years at Dinosaur Cove in Australia. A new species was discovered by Atlas Copco equipment and in appreciation of the help received, it bears the company's name – Atlascopcosaurus.

Atlas Copco has a history of taking on challenging tasks and making them into stories of innovation, perseverance and success.