EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Antwerpen; Prov. Antwerpen; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Wilrijk


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Number Employed: 3000
Group: Atlas Copco

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-01-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 130

Additional Information

Atlas Copco, a Swedish multinational involved in the production of a variety of construction and other types of equipment and machinery has announced it is looking for 130 new employees. These employees will mainly be active on the sites of Wilrijk and Overijse, both white- and blue-collar workers are needed. The company management states that the company managed to stay afloat and productive during the COVID-19 crisis and is therefore able to increase its activities. In past years, there were already significant investments in the Belgian division, as the international management wants to reinforce its presence in Belgium further and expand.