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Atlas Copco lay off workers in Sweden

Company reduces mining and quarrying equipment capacity in Örebro due to weak global demand

ATLAS Copco are reducing production capacity at their facility in Örebro, Sweden, in response to continued weak global demand for mining equipment. The adjustment will affect an estimated 163 employees.

‘The market for mining equipment continues to be weak, and we have to adjust capacity accordingly,’ said Johan Halling, president of the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area.

‘It’s very unfortunate that some employees are directly affected, but we will do our best to support them in this difficult situation.’

Earlier this month, employees and the local labour unions in Örebro were informed that 110 blue-collar workers and 53 white-collar workers would be affected.

More than 1,700 people currently work at Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB in Örebro, which manufactures equipment used in mines and quarries, as well as for construction.

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