Atlas Copco renames construction equipment division Power Technique

Updated Jan 3, 2018

Cq5dam web 950 950Atlas Copco has renamed its North American division of remaining equipment aimed at the construction industry.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America will now be called Power Technique North America. Atlas Copco says Power Technique will remain in its Rock Hill, South Carolina, offices and will continue to comprise the Atlas Copco, Chicago Pneumatic and American Pneumatic tools brands in the air power (including light) and flow categories.

Atlas Copco says the Power Technique name was chosen “U.S. and Canadian customers recognize power as the defining characteristic” of these categories.

Power Technique will offer portable compressors, generators, light towers and pumps along with dedicated construction products including handheld pneumatic, electric and hydraulic tools, and customized solutions.

The name change for the company’s construction equipment division follows a major reorganization of the Atlas Copco brand.

In January, the company agreed to divest its Road Construction Equipment division, including Dynapac equipment, to French company Fayat Group. The company has also divested its concrete and compaction equipment business to Husqvarna.

In early December, Atlas Copco’s spinoff company Epiroc began operating with a focus on customers in mining, infrastructure and natural resources.

“Our commitment to the construction industry is as strong as ever,” said Scott Carnell, President of Power Technique North America. “However, we also serve customers in many other segments. The Power Technique name more accurately encompasses this and our overall product offering.”