Atlas Copco history

Atlas Copco History

Atlas Copco has a tradition of innovation dating back to 1873, and has been present in Ireland since 1965.

Atlas Copco Group History 

On February 21, 1873, Atlas was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, as a manufacturer of products for railways.
Over 140 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.


Atlas Copco Ireland History 

Atlas Copco began its international expansion at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1965 the Ireland company was established. In 2015, Atlas Copco celebrated 50 years of operation in Ireland which was marked with a full programme of staff and customer events throughout the year. Today Atlas Copco Ireland companies employ over 50 employees across all Business Areas.

Did you know?

Not every company has a dinosaur species officially named after it, but we have the Atlascopcosaurus Loadsi!
Nor are there many which can say that their equipment was instrumental in the first ever expedition to the South Pole or the relocation of the temples of Abu Simbel. Atlas Copco has a history of taking on challenging tasks and making them into stories of innovation, perseverance and success.


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