28/07/2022 – Attractive and future-proof working environment

Investment in production, research and development

Atlas Copco will invest 70 MEUR (720 MSEK) in production capacity and expanded R&D facilities in Antwerp, Belgium, over a three-year period.


Atlas Copco expands their R&D facilities in Antwerp, Belgium. © Atlas Copco


The investments include the expansion of the Smart Factory in the Compression Technology business unit and in production technology. The investments in Wilrijk, where Atlas Copco develops and manufactures compressors, include production technology and machinery, increased R&D capacity through the expansion of laboratory facilities, additional production space for key compressor components and more office space. Atlas Copco will also continue to invest in upskilling and reskilling their 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.”