The brand-new facilities east of Johannesburg will be the hub for distribution of equipment from all four of Atlas Copco's business areas, such as compressors, rock drills, construction equipment and power tools. This will provide one-stop shopping opportunities for customers that may need a wide range of equipment. Service will also be carried out at the premises. Atlas Copco invested about MZAR 200 (MSEK 120) in the construction of the top-modern facilities.
"South Africa is an important market to us. This investment in the new center will benefit customers by giving them easier access to our products and improved service," said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group, who is attending the inauguration.
Currently some 450 employees work at the premises, which are located on 20 acres of land and also host an administration building. The premises were built with high environmental standards in mind, including recycling of excess material excavated from the site, and installation of solar water heating and low-energy lighting.