Atlas Copco Construction Tools last week announced it will open a new training center in Kalmar, Sweden, to enable the company to concentrate all its internal training activities for hydraulic attachments, handheld construction tools, maintenance, servicing and concrete and compression technology in a single location.
The 150-square-meter workshop houses up to six work stations, where products can be explained and servicing and maintenance tasks practiced.
Atlas Copco employees from all over the world can try out construction tools for themselves in the center’s large open space. All kinds of applications are possible, from concrete processing and compressing through to breaking with hand-held tools, and demolition and crushing with hydraulic attachments.
For presentations, the center also features a training room for up to 40 people, which can also be divided into four group rooms. Thanks to portable technology modules, state-of-the-art presentation technology can be set up in each of the group rooms.
The center in located near the company’s production facility in Kalmar, where lightweight hydraulic hammers and handheld construction tools are produced. “We benefit very much from the support we receive from our employees in Kalmar,” said Peter Lauwers, vice president marketing at Atlas Copco Construction Tools. “It is our aim to hold around 100 training days per year at our Kalmar training center.”
Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia.