Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC is the name of the new Atlas Copco business dedicated to serving the U.S. construction market. This new entity combines the Portable Air operations of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s U.S. sales company with the Atlas Copco Construction Tools USA sales company. Atlas Copco Construction Equipment is responsible for the sales and service of portable compressors, generators, pneumatic, hydraulic and gasoline-powered construction and demolition tools, along with related aftermarket services, for both the Atlas Copco and Chicago Pneumatic brands.

The new organization is headquartered in Commerce City, Colo., sharing offices and back office functions with the Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA customer center. Although the two companies will operate independently, they have much the same culture and market knowledge. The Westfield, Mass., office of the Construction Tools business will be closed at the end of March 2009.

Top priorities of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC are to stabilize the sales and service structure, to support customers, and to continue to be a leader in the construction equipment business. The new company will have three sales and service regions in the North, South and West United States.

Erik Sparby heads up Atlas Copco Construction Equipment as its general manager. “We are looking at this as an opportunity to become more focused and dedicated, specializing on the unique needs of the construction industry,” he says.