GLOBAL BUSINESS NOTES dp
Atlas Copco Reorganizes … Manitou And Gehl
Now One … New Engine Plant For JCB …
Subaru Consolidates Engine Production …
The Atlas Copco Group is re- organizing to four business ar- eas instead of three, including a
dedicated business area for construction
equipment and related services. All are
effective July 1. Atlas Copco’s divisions
for portable compressors and generators,
road construction equipment and construction tools will join forces in the new
Construction Technique business area.
Divisions with underground and surface drilling products, crushing, loading
and hauling, and exploration equipment
will work under the umbrella of Mining and
Rock Excavation Technique. Compressor
Technique will focus on stationary equipment for air and gas and related service,
while Industrial Technique remains unchanged. More information is available
elsewhere in this issue.
Manitou North America and Gehl Co.
have announced a new combined organization, which will operate as Manitou
America. After merging its sales, marketing and support teams last September, both entities will legally merge at the
end of March. The newly created Manitou Americas will host the sales, marketing and support for North America and
Latin America for the Gehl, Manitou and
Mustang machine brands as well as the
Edge attachment brand and their respective dealer networks. Manitou Americas
will also be the home of Manitou Group’s
Compact Equipment Division with research, development and manufacturing facilities located in Wisconsin, South
Dakota and Texas. More information is
available elsewhere in this issue.
JCB said it has invested $30 million in a
new engine plant in India that will have the
capacity to produce 100,000 units annu-
ally. Complementing its factory in Derby-
shire, U.K., the plant at Ballabgarh, Delhi,
India, will be the first time JCB has built its
Dieselmax engines outside of the U.K.
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