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Manufacturers and suppliers in Great Britain.
1873 AB Atlas was founded in Sweden
1898 Acquired manufacturing rights to diesel engine; Diesels Motorer AB was founded.
1901 Pneumatic department created and tool production started.
1917 Diesels Motorer merged with Nya Atlas - Atlas Diesel was founded
1919 Business established, the British arm of a Swedish company.
1937 Engineers. "Atlas" Compressors and Pneumatic Tools.
1948 End of diesel production when Nydqvist and Holm (NOHAB) acquired these operations.
The name Atlas Diesel was no longer relevant, and a new name was sought that would both reflect the company's type of operations and provide uniformity for the foreign subsidiaries.
A new name was chosen for the parent group: Atlas Copco, derived from the name of a Belgian subsidiary – Compagnie Pneumatique Commerciale.