Atlas Copco has acquired Rotex Oy of Finland, a ground engineering firm with revenues of approximately $6.5 million and 16 employees. Rotex is a leading manufacturer of consumables for overburden drilling. Its operation is lo-cated in Tampere, Finland, with direct sales and distribution of-fered in several countries around the world.

The acquired company will be-come part of Atlas Copco Craelius, a division within the Construction and Mining Technique business area.

The acquisition will bring products that complement Atlas Copco Craelius's present range of consumables for overburden drilling. It is in line with Construction and Mining Technique's strategy to expand business within the ground engineering market where overburden drilling is an important area. Through the acquisition, Atlas Copco will widen its product portfolio in this growing business sector and also expand its aftermarket offering.