Master Thesis - Analysis of Automotive software ecosystem at Atlas Copco



This project is intended to investigate the customer software ecosystem in the automotive sector. How does it look like today and how will it evolve in the future? How does Atlas Copco software fit into the ecosystem? What gaps do we need to close?


Atlas Copco Industrial Technique delivers not just the best assembly tools and controllers to the automotive industry but also extensive software offerings. The software landscapes are changing with Industry 4.0 and we need to move with those changes. The customers expect our software to fit well into their software ecosystem.


Your mission in this project will be to map the customer manufacturing software ecosystem and its connections to essential manufacturing hardware. It could range from ERP systems to MES, SCADA, Atlas Copco software, PLC Software & IoT devices. Manufacturing ranges from prototyping to final assembly lines with different software needs to be investigated. Crucial is also to investigate how the customers see their software ecosystem evolve to meet Industry 4.0 and other industry trends. Place Atlas Copco software into the big picture of the ecosystem.
This project will be considered a success when you can present the current state of the software ecosystem, future direction and recommend what Atlas Copco need to do to adapt in short term and long term.

Relevant educational backgrounds:

This thesis could work for any of the below stated educations.
  • Industrial engineering – data science
  • IT/Computer science
  • Production engineering & Management
  • Marketing
  • Business development

Level of thesis project:

  • Master thesis


Are you creative? Do you like to make it happen? Join the Controller & Software team!
We are looking for a flexible person, with a can-do attitude, happy to work in an international and entrepreneurial environment. You are result driven with strong analytical skills, able to combine technical knowledge and business opportunities.

Additional information:

Our office is located in Sickla, Stockholm. The selection process will be ongoing so if you are interested in the position, don’t hesitate to apply!
As this is a project position for studies and not an employment, it does not qualify for seeking a work permit. We can therefore only accept applications from students who are either attending Swedish universities (i.e. already have a student visa) or, if they are attending universities abroad, are EU-citizens.

Company presentation:

Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco Industrial Technique, we team up with our customers to turn industrial ideas into smart manufacturing assembly solutions and innovative industrial tools. Our passionate people, expertise and service bring sustainable value to industries everywhere.

We add value wherever we do business

The Atlas Copco Group serves customers through innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. We are a global and diverse Group of many strong brands and around 34 000 employees representing different cultures in more than 180 countries. We have a wide range of positions so whatever your interests or area of expertise, we offer interesting challenges and the opportunity to grow.
Passionate people create exceptional things. We believe in challenging the status quo, always looking for a better way. Our leading edge technology enables us to innovate for a sustainable future. We believe that people make it happen and with us you are empowered to act. Your ideas can make a real difference and contribute to the quality of life for people everywhere.
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