Atlas Copco subsidiary Epiroc makes World of Concrete debut exhibiting hydraulic attachments
Epiroc AB, the subsidiary of Atlas Copco Group, is exhibiting at World of Concrete for the first time. Operating under its own brand name and logo, Epiroc is showcasing its hydraulic attachments product range at the international event, which runs January 23 – 26 in Las Vegas.
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 December 1, 2017.
At World of Concrete, Epiroc is promoting the extensive line of tools from its hydraulic attachments division, including hydraulic breakers, combi cutters, concrete busters, pulverizers, multi grapples, compactors, bucket crushers, hydro magnets, steel cutters and drum cutters.
"Epiroc was formed to better serve our customers," said Matt Cadnum, vice president – Hydraulic Attachment Tools, U.S. and Canada. "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."
In the United States, the Epiroc organization started operating under the Epiroc name as of December 1, 2017. Epiroc is born of the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area and the Hydraulic Attachment Tools division of Atlas Copco. The name comes from Greek and Latin roots meaning "at the rock," reflecting the brand's newly dedicated industry focus, proximity to customers and strength of relationships.
The new dedicated Hydraulic Attachment Competency Center in Independence, Ohio, is one example of how Epiroc is now better positioned to serve customers. The facility combines a customer centre, repair shop and configuration centre, and parts and supplies warehouse with a dedicated team focused solely on hydraulic attachments.
Parts and supplies were relocated from the Atlas Copco Distribution Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, to help streamline all operations related to hydraulic attachments.
"Epiroc is taking what we do best and making it even better," Cadnum said. "We have the same people and drive to support the success of our customers, but now we can truly focus our energy. We're excited to introduce our brand at World of Concrete, and we look forward to growing with our customers in the years to come."