By this acquisition Atlas Copco enters the growing mobile crushing and screening market.
"The acquisition strengthens Atlas Copco's position as a leader within surface rock excavation and handling, as well as within recycling and road construction. The Powercrusher product line complements our current product offering and makes us an even more complete partner.
"Our customers will benefit from having the same supplier for drill rigs, breakers, road construction equipment as well as mobile crushers and screeners," says Andreas Malmberg, president, Surface Drilling Equipment Division.
Atlas Copco Powercrusher offers a wide range of track-mounted mobile crushers and screeners for various applications. The range covers jaw crushers, impact crushers and cone crushers with a crushing capacity ranging from 200-500tonnes/hour, and screeners with a crushing capacity of 200-400tonnes/hour.
"The features of these products fit very well with the benefits we give our drill rig customers. The current generation of Powercrushers combines a straightforward design and user-friendliness with long-term reliable performance. For example, the jaw crushers' Quattro movement gives optimally-sized end materials," says Bo-Göran Johansson, vice president marketing, Surface Drilling Equipment Division.
The Powercrusher products are mainly distributed through a dealer network, and the majority of the sales have so far been in USA, Russia and western Europe.
"By implementing Atlas Copco Powercrusher products into the already existing worldwide network for sales and support within Atlas Copco, we increase the possibility to serve the market with our products," says Dominik Hartl, sales director, Atlas Copco Powercrusher.