Atlas Copco to adjusts mining equipment capacity in Sweden as 163 employees might go
September 3, 2013:
Compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and
mining equipment company, Atlas Copco announced that it is reducing
capacity at its facility in Örebro, Sweden, in response to continued
weak global demand for mining equipment.
The adjustment will affect an estimated 163 employees in Örebro, the company writes in a statement.
“The market for mining equipment continues to be weak, and we have to
adjust capacity accordingly,” said Johan Halling, President of the
Mining and Rock
Excavation Technique business area and continues, “It’s very
unfortunate that some employees are directly affected, but we will do
our best to support them in this difficult situation.”
The company continues that employees and the local labour unions in
Örebro were informed today that 110 blue-collar workers and 53
white-collar workers are affected.
More than 1 700 people currently work at Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB in
Örebro, which manufactures equipment used in mines and quarries as well
as for construction.