Officials at Atlas Copco, a top Swedish mining equipment producer, have announced plans to relocate two facilities — Atlas Copco Craelius AB in Märsta and Atlas Copco GIA AB in Grängesberg — and merge them into to a single competence center in Örebro to increase efficiency.

“This helps us adapt to the current market situation,” said Johan Halling, president for the mining and rock excavation technique business, “to increase efficiency and capitalize on synergies.” Most 185 affected employees may stay, noted company representatives, while $11.5 million in restructuring will be booked by Q1’s end.

At Märsta, the Stockholm-headquartered Atlas Copco manufactures equipment including exploration drilling rigs. At Grängesberg, the company produces equipment including underground loaders, utility vehicles and ventilation systems; both operations serve the global market.

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