Atlas Copco has inaugurated a manufacturing plant in the US that will increase productivity for construction customers and boost safety for hospitals.

Atlas Copco has invested $25m in the brand-new factory in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The plant will manufacture portable compressors and generators for the construction market, as well as medical gas products for hospitals. Some 330 employees will work at the facility.

President of the Construction Technique business area, Andrew Walker, commented, “This state-of-the-art factory will improve our production capabilities, enhancing productivity for our customers in North America.”

Atlas Copco moved these operations from another facility in Rock Hill to this new building, which achieved a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification. The building incorporates lean manufacturing that enables efficient and flexible processes that are especially productive and environmentally sustainable. The new facility includes the US customer centre.

The new facility in Rock Hill, US

The new facility in Rock Hill, US

Source: Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is a Swedish-based provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.