Atlas Copco will invest 70 MEUR (720 MSEK) over three years in production capacity and expanded R&D facilities in Belgium.
The investments in Wilrijk, where compressors are developed and produced, include production technology and machinery, increased R&D capacity, 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,” said 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.”