Celebrating 150 Years of Atlas Copco

2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the Atlas Copco Group and one and a half centuries of pioneering industrial innovation.

Founded in Stockholm in 1873, Atlas Copco celebrated its 150-year anniversary in February this year.

For a century and a half, Atlas Copco has been driving development and delivering breakthrough innovations to customers in many different industries and, for over 30 years, BRE, compressed air specialists based in Dundee, has been working right alongside them.

Initially founded to deliver equipment for the construction of the Swedish railroad system, Atlas Copco has evolved and today supports customers in many different industries, enabling everything from food production to space travel.

From our team, to theirs, we wish them all the best for their 150th Anniversary year.

To talk to one of BRE’s specialists, give them a call on 0800 056 59 29 or email info@breuk.com

Here’s a selection of fabulous images from Atlas Copco’s Historical Archives.

In 1915, Atlas developed a pneumatic locomotive for use in factory yards and in mines:

Concrete breakers and compressor in London in the early 1920s

Advertising for the Australia Adelaide branch in 1958:

Chicago Pneumatics tools in work on the Brooklyn bridge in 1987: