Atlas Copco to acquire Baker Hughes Mining Tools

Atlas Copco North America has signed an agreement to acquire Baker Hughes Mining Tools, a division of Hughes Christensen. Baker Hughes Mining Tools has 176 employees who manufacture consumables for rotary drilling and raise boring. Its head office and manufacturing plant are in Grand Prairie, Texas. The business will become part of Atlas Copco’s Secoroc division within its construction and mining technique business area. The company said in a press release the acquisition will provide products that complement Atlas Copco Secoroc’s existing range of drilling consumables and fits its strategy of offering a more complete product assortment to surface mining and raise boring markets.