Atlas Copco invests in production technology and expanded R&D facilities in Belgium

Source: press release, 29 June 2022

Atlas Copco Senior Executive Vice President and Business Area President Compressor Technique, Vagner Rego
Atlas Copco Senior Executive Vice President and Business Area President Compressor Technique, Vagner Rego (photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco has announced an investment of EUR 70 million over 3 years in production capacity and expanded R&D facilities in Antwerp, Belgium. The investments include an extension of the Compressor Technique business area’s smart factory, as well as production technology.

The investments in Wilrijk, where Atlas Copco develops and produces compressors, include production technology and machinery, increased R&D capacity through expansion of laboratories, additional production space for key compressor components, and more office space.

Atlas Copco will also continue to invest in upskilling and reskilling the workforce.

“The site in Wilrijk is our most advanced R&D excellence center for compressed air,” says Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique. “Here more than 800 engineers develop, test and produce new sustainable technologies and more energy-efficient solutions for our customers. We are investing in creating an attractive and future proof work environment for our employees, putting maximum effort into a lifelong learning mindset.”