STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems officially opened their new custom-built 120,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Oakland Technology Park, located 30 miles north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, MI, on June 29. The new facility will house approximately 225 employees from the former location on Dutton Road along with additional business units. The headquarters serves the motor vehicle, heavy industrial and general manufacturing industries, as well as the company’s growing aerospace business, and expects to add approximately 50 jobs over the course of 12 months.
“Our expansion into a new, larger facility supports the strong growth and increased demand for Atlas Copco’s tooling and assembly systems,” said Anders Hoberg, general manager, Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems LLC. “Auburn Hills is our home and this new facility is a sign of our continued commitment to our employees and customers in the Detroit region.”Atlas Copco CEO Ronnie Leten, Anders Hoberg and other senior members of the Atlas Copco management team, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, the Mayor of Auburn Hills, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson attended an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at on June 29 celebrating the facility. This new facility will be home to the SCA Schucker business unit, which is relocating from its current location in Novi, Mich., and an application center that makes custom-engineered products based on individual customer needs. Administrative, technical and marketing staff also will relocate to the new facility.
This new facility will be home to the SCA Schucker business unit, which is relocating from its current location in Novi, MI, and an application center that makes custom-engineered products based on individual customer needs. Administrative, technical and marketing staff also will relocate to the new facility.
Atlas Copco also recently announced it has acquired the operating assets of Mustang Services, a U.S. specialty dryer rental business that serves industries such as refineries, petrochemical plants and general manufacturing.
Mustang Services is based in Mesquite, TX, and was part of privately owned Mustang Transportation Co. Mustang Services had revenues in 2014 of about $5.3 million. The parties have agreed not to disclose the price for the agreement.
Two of the company’s employees are joining Atlas Copco. Mustang Services rents out its equipment, mainly adsorption type air dryers, to industrial end-users that require dry compressed air in their processes, as well as to other rental companies. The products are often rented together with air compressors to provide customers with a total rental solution.
“This acquisition fits well with our strategy as it expands our offering in North America, the biggest market for rental of dryers,” said Andrew Walker, President of the Construction Technique business area. “It enhances our customers’ access to our products and services.”