What Does A Nimble Conglomerate Look Like?

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What Does A Nimble Conglomerate Look Like?

by Jonathan Salem Baskin
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What Does A Nimble Conglomerate Look Like? Hint: @AtlasCopcoGroup http://bit.ly/2abHSSw via @Forbes #innovation
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:05am

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“If we owned a steel mill, what happens if our engineers want to make things in plastic, or with 3D printing?” asked Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of Atlas Copco, the Stockholm-based industrial equipment and services giant.

“My mill guy is going to be worried.”

The idea of being nimble, versus simply agile, is at the core of Atlas Copco’s approach to innovation, which focuses its engineers on improving its clients’ processes, and then leverages the capabilities of its partners to get products to market faster than its competition.

“I’m a big believer in open innovation,” Leten said.

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