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ÅF expands in Sweden's mining industry

Per Magnusson, President, ÅF Engineering Division +46 (0)10-505 94 26

Published July 06, 2010
Jan-Olof Carlzon, Business Area Manager           +46 (0)10-505 55 63

Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information  +46 (0)10-505 12 01


ÅF has reached agreement on the acquisition of the technical consulting company
VPC Mechanical Design from the Swedish state-owned energy company, Vattenfall.
VPC Mechanical Design has 10 employees in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden.


VPC Mechanical Design is a well-established consulting company offering
qualified engineering services for the mining industry. The company's biggest
clients are LKAB and Boliden.

The acquisition consolidates ÅF's position as one of the foremost among leading
technical consulting companies in the north of Sweden, now with a total of 225
employees in the region.

"We are streamlining our business operations, and we believe that the potential
for Mechanical Design can be better developed within ÅF," says Christopher
Eckerberg, Manager for Vattenfall Engineering.

"ÅF is focusing on the mining industry, so I'm convinced that our clients will
appreciate the fact that this acquisition will make us an even stronger supplier
of engineering services and expertise," says Per Magnusson, Divisional President
for ÅF Engineering.

ÅF AB

Corporate Information

ÅF is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a
century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for
industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products
and IT systems. Today ÅF has more than 4,000 employees. Our base is in Europe,
but our business and our clients are found all over the world.





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