Construction and mining manufacturer Epiroc and Fordia Powered by Epiroc, which manufactures tools for mineral exploration drilling, have established what they call an Exploration Competency Center in Elko, Nevada, and operated by Fordia.
The companies say the new organization, operated by Fordia, will offer an “exploration solution for all products, parts and aftermarket service needs with greater efficiency and shorter lead times.”
“We recognized an opportunity to integrate exploration products and applications while continuing to focus on developing a customer-centric experience,” says Ron Hankins, business line manager, Surface division. “This is part of our One Exploration strategy. Through one centralized hub, we are able to provide responsive support and solutions to our exploration customers in a more sustainable way.”
In a release, the companies say exploration customers will be able to place a single order for Epiroc exploration rigs, diamond tools, In the Hole tools and any Christensen, Diamec or Explorac machines, parts and service.
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.