Atlas Copco celebrates 150th anniversary





Atlas Copco marked its 150th anniversary on 21 February 2023 by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City.

Founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1873, Atlas Copco initially delivered equipment for the construction of the Swedish railroad system. Since then, the Group has evolved and today supports customers in many different industries, from food production to space travel.

“We are extremely proud of our past, and we continue to shape the future through our technologies and service solutions,” said Mats Rahmström, CEO and president of the Atlas Copco Group. “Much has changed since 1873 when we were a small local start-up. But I think our founders would recognize our innovative spirit, the passion shown by our employees and our dedication to drive development together with our customers.”

As part of the company’s birthday celebration, their employee-led clean drinking water organization, Water for All, will make its largest ever single donation to a project, pledging US$150,000 to US-based organization charity:water for a project in Ethiopia.