Set up in 1945 as a monopoly in the French coal industry, ATIC Services now operates as a global services provider for other coal producers. The company offers assistance in three main facets of the coal import business: marketing, logistics, and quality control. It operates through subsidiary companies such as bulk handling and transportation facilities, shipping agencies, and laboratories. ATIC Services is a joint venture owned primarily by industrial giants ArcelorMittal (42%), Electricit� de France (33%), and TOTAL (19%). The company owns and operates offices in Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, and the US.