Epiroc unveils new Competency Center in Elko to service US market

Epiroc has unveiled its newly-established Competency Center in Elko, Nevada, which, the OEM says, will serve as the epicenter of innovation, housing unique programs and capabilities catering to the entire US market.

The 48,000 sq.ft (4,459 sq.m) facility is at the intersection of W Silver Street and W Idaho Street and will be home to 8,000 sq.ft of modern office space, a 4,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art training centre, 16,000 sq.ft of warehouse and a 20,000 sq.ft workshop featuring multiple machine bays, Epiroc says. It will also host an outdoor staging area.

The Competency Center provides advanced technical assistance, specialised electrification and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) expertise, including diesel-to-battery conversions. It features a streamlined supply chain, cutting-edge technology proficiency and circularity programs applied to full machine rebuilds, remanufacturing and planned component replacements, Epiroc says. While delivering high-quality customer service, field and workshop support, sales and applications assistance, the Competency Center also serves as a comprehensive training centre, addressing the industry’s growing need for skilled operators

Jon Torpy, President and General Manager of Epiroc USA, said: “The opening of the Competency Center in Elko is a pivotal strategic goal for Epiroc USA. This facility embodies our commitment to helping customers build the mines of the future, delivering reliable, trustworthy expertise. It signifies a major step forward in our mission to extend fleets’ longevity and contribute to the industry’s sustainable development.”

Epiroc already has a population of autonomous blasthole drilling equipment at mines in Nevada, in addition to a service centre in Battle Mountain, Nevada.