Epiroc opens cutting-edge Competency Center for Surface Mining in Tucson, Arizona

Epiroc has announced the inauguration of its new Competency Center for Surface Mining in Tucson, Arizona. It said this milestone marks a significant strategic advancement for Epiroc USA, as it includes the establishment of a state-of-the-art 28,000 square foot Rebuild Center to provide advanced support for surface mining customers, thereby fostering business growth in the region.

The statement said: “The Competency Center serves as a hub of excellence, delivering world-class aftermarket support, training, and specialised technical assistance tailored to exceed industry benchmarks. Services offered range from machinery remanufacturing to planned component replacement programs, along with streamlined logistics and distribution for machine parts and consumables.” It continues: “The Rebuild Center, housed within a new state-of-the-art 28,000 square-foot facility, is equipped with cutting-edge resources tailored to meet the evolving needs of the industry. With four rebuild bays capable to accommodate four Pit Viper 271 rotary blasthole rigs simultaneously, and 1,500 square feet of advanced office space, the centre embodies efficiency and stands as an example of innovation and excellence in the heart of Arizona.”

In addition to operational excellence and innovative data and automation technologies, Epiroc says it is committed to investing in its people, workplace culture, and sustainability goals. By supporting future talent and fostering the well-being of local communities across Arizona and the USA, Epiroc aims to make a lasting impact on the mining industry’s sustainable development.

The significance of this achievement was highlighted by Jon Torpy, President and General Manager of Epiroc USA, who emphasised: “The opening of the Competency Center underscores our dedication to investing in the future of mining. By providing customers with advanced technical assistance to extend fleets’ longevity, we are contributing to the industry’s sustainable development. This marks a major step forward in our mission at Epiroc, ensuring swift, efficient solutions to support mining operations.”