Epiroc USA has announced a new strategy for sales and distribution in the United States for products that include drilling rigs for water well and oil and gas segments manufactured by Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC. The company plans to move toward a dealer- and partner-based strategy over the remainder of 2020.

“The top levels of Epiroc management are committed to the well drilling business and there is an expectation that we grow this business profitably and truly take care of our customers,” says Matthew Inge, business line manager for Drilling Solutions in the USA. “I believe the Diamondback series drills — DB40 and DB80 — as well as the DH350 will be staples in the industry as soon as five years from now, just as the TH60 and T3W, RD20 have been for many years.”

The company will look to develop relationships with strategic partners nationally in the well drilling space. Partners will be responsible for capital equipment, parts and service, and drill consumables within Epiroc’s portfolio of the water well and oil and gas drilling products.

“We are excited to work with partners and build off of great success while continually investing in the product portfolio,” Inge says. “While the change is not new to the Epiroc business model, the new approach within water well and oil and gas is to be closer to the customer base and offer the level of support and service that our customers expect.”

One of the current Epiroc partners in the well drilling market is Texas-based Venture Drilling Supply, which operates in five states.

“Venture is a great company and with this new strategy, we hope to leverage what makes them so special across the rest of the U.S.,” Inge says.

Epiroc serves customers in the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries in more than 150 countries. It develops and produces drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and also offers services and consumables. For more information, visit www.epiroc.us or call 844-437-4762.