Atlas Copco to launch new combi cutter at bauma
Atlas Copco launches range of new products ahead of Munich show
Altas Copco has announced a number of new products it is launching at bauma, including a new jaw variant that turns the CC 3300 Combi Cutter into a mobile shear, targeted at demolition jobs.
“Our aim is to be a leading manufacturer and solution provider for the demolition market. To round off our offerings in the silent demolition tools segment, we are introducing a mobile shear jaw for our CC 3300 Combi Cutter”, said Wolfgang Hohn, product line manager, silent demolition tools.
According to Hohn, with the new Mobile Shear (MS) jaw, Atlas Copco addresses the global demolition and recycling industry as well as scrap yards.
“We are aiming at applications such as primary cutting of steel structures, cutting and sizing profiles, beams, frames and rebar”, he said.
The jaw is one of several products that will be presented at bauma; also on show will be the lightest fully vibro-reduced handheld hydraulic pick hammer to the market, the LH 8E.
Weighing 9.5kg, the breaker is suited for horizontal work in brick and concrete work as well as building renovation, and a new vibro-reduced housing and handle lead to a significant decrease of vibrations from its predecessors.
Full year results show 4% 'organic growth'
Atlas Copco has announced revenue growth of 4% in 2012, increasing sales to $3.6 billion, with operating profit of $743m.
"A good quarter ended a record year,” said Ronnie Leten, president and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. "We continue to perform well despite the mixed market conditions, which is the result of the strength and flexibility built into the Atlas Copco organization."
Leten called the level of grow 'organic', saying that in Q4, demand for equipment declined somewhat while demand for services remained on a good level.
"In the near term, the overall demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to decrease somewhat," Ronnie Leten said. "The uncertainty is still high and further capacity adjustments may beneeded. At the same time, we continue to invest in many areas to safeguard a sustainable profitable growth also in the future."