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Epiroc’s history began in 1873 when the company – then called Atlas – was founded in Stockholm, Sweden. Epiroc and Atlas Copco share their history until June 18, 2018, when Epiroc was distributed to Atlas Copco's shareholders and became a stand-alone listed company.
First hydraulic rock drill presented
The Swedish Method was introduced, meaning that lighter and mobile equipment was used. This meant that drilling could be conducted by one man with one machine compared to the previous method that required more labor. The groundbreaking method revolutionized the drilling industry and laid the ground for the company’s international activity