Epiroc AB, the subsidiary of Atlas Copco Group, both based in Stockholm, has exhibited at World of Concrete Jan. 22-26 in Las Vegas for the first time. Operating under its own brand name and logo, Epiroc showcased its hydraulic attachment product range at the international event.
Atlas Copco announced in January 2017 that the group will split into two companies in 2018: Atlas Copco, focusing on industrial customers, and Epiroc, focusing on mining, infrastructure and natural resources customers. Epiroc began operating as an independent business on Dec. 1, 2017, providing products and services to those industries.
At World of Concrete, Epiroc promoted the extensive line of tools from its hydraulic attachments division, including hydraulic breakers, combination cutters, concrete busters, pulverizers, multigrapples, compactors, bucket crushers, hydro magnets, steel cutters and drum cutters.
“Epiroc was formed to better serve our customers,” Matt Cadnum, vice president of hydraulic attachment tools for the U.S. and Canada, says. “Becoming Epiroc allows us to build on the proven quality and expertise of Atlas Copco while narrowing our focus. For the hydraulic attachment tools division, that means providing our customers with more support and more equipment that enhances productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.”
Epiroc is born of the mining and rock excavation technique business area and the hydraulic attachment tools division of Atlas Copco.
The Epiroc split with Atlas Copco is proceeding according to plan but remains subject to approval by Atlas Copco shareholders in April 2018.