Epiroc, the leading productivity provider for the mining and infrastructure industries, says it will expand one of its main production facilities, in Örebro, Sweden, “to boost productivity and ensure long-term efficiency.” The company says it will expand and consolidate the production capacity utilised by the Surface and Exploration Drilling division, including constructing a major new building hosting assembly and offices. Production efficiency will be strengthened in the process. In total, it involves a facility expansion of about 10,000 square metres. Construction will begin this year and the facilities will be inaugurated starting in 2021. Almost 400 people work at the facility.
“With this investment we are securing that this strategic production site will be as productive and efficient as possible for the long term,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “It will allow us to serve our customers even faster and better.” Equipment currently made at this production facility include surface drill rigs for quarrying, mining and construction, such as the SmartROC and FlexiROC models. In the future the facility will also manufacture exploration and geotechnical drilling equipment.
The new investment follows other recent investments by Epiroc in Örebro. In May, Epiroc broke ground n a new heat treatment line for rock drills. In 2018, the company inaugurated its Control Tower, a high-tech collaboration arena for customers and partners where they together with Epiroc can develop solutions to make mining and construction operations more productive, efficient and safe. Epiroc employs more than 2,000 people in Örebro, out of a global workforce of about 14,000.