Sweden: Atlas Copco is considering relocating manufacturing of light compaction equipment

Today Atlas Copco initiated negotiations with unions regarding a plan to relocate production of light compaction equipment from Ljungby, Sweden, to Rousse, Bulgaria, affecting 69 employees in Sweden.

“Atlas Copco continuously reviews the manufacturing set-up to assure the Group’s competitiveness. The considered plan is in line with our ambition to constantly improve the operational efficiency and make sure our production is cost competitive,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Construction and Mining Technique.

If the plan is approved the relocation of the operations from Sweden could be finalized by the end of 2011. In Bulgaria, the factory would need to be extended in order to house the new production line and current machining would be outsourced to sub-suppliers.