Normet buys Australian ground support specialist Garock

Normet Group Oy says it has entered into an agreement to acquire Garock Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of ground support systems for the mining and civil industries in Australia. With the acquisition, Normet strengthens its portfolio in dynamic ground support in underground mining and construction infrastructure projects. The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details related to the transaction.

“This is a strategic acquisition for Normet in the Asia-Pacific market with impact on our global ground support business. With Garock, Australia will become Normet’s Global Centre for Rock Reinforcement R&D with ability to innovate in the future,” comments Ed Santamaria, President and CEO at Normet. Garock Pty Ltd will trade under the Normet Group from 1 July 2022.  

Garock Pty Ltd, founded in 2012, offers highly innovative ground support systems that are fundamental to modern, safe underground mining and civil construction operations. Garock has a manufacturing presence in Wangara, Western Australia and Kurri-Kurri, New South Wales and has 18 employees. Its current offer includes dynamic solid cable bolts; pre-cut and continuous coil cable bolts; expansion shell cable bolts; spiral indented strand cable bolts plus plates and barrel & wedge anchors.