Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Canada touts growth
Atlas Copco Canada in Mississauga, Ont., reports local growth in jobs, customers and facilities. With a new national headquarters, four new regional centers and three new service centers, Atlas Copco is positioned to take advantage of an upturn in mining and construction throughout 2011 and into 2012.
Atlas Copco Canada began moving into their new headquarters facility in Mississauga on Feb. 14 of this year. The Toronto-area location was chosen for its superior shipping and transportation access. New regional hubs were also opened in Vancouver and Winnipeg, joining existing hubs in Sudbury and Quebec.
“These hubs put Atlas Copco product that much closer to the customer, and speed up shipping and response time,” said Radomir Maric, General Manager of Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Canada.
It appears that even after moving 24 jobs to the Mississauga office, and outsourcing 15 welding jobs to a local company, the Sudbury location has actually enjoyed a net gain in jobs. Said Maric, “We had 168 jobs in Sudbury before, and we have 169 now. And the 15 welding jobs that we outsourced actually continued to work at their same benches, at their same workplace, after going to work for Bristol Machinery. Bristol now leases that space from us, and continues to be one of our biggest suppliers. About the only difference you would note today is a different color of coveralls!”
The Sudbury location remains the main service center for all of Canada, as well as the sales and logistics hub for central Canada. It retains its re-manufacturing and core component re-building functions, and is expected to continue to grow.
Atlas Copco’s three new service centers are located in Pasadena, N.L., Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Val D’Or, Que.