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Normet presents Xrock range for rock breaking

Normet says it is entering into a new market by launching Normet Xrock®, a line of hydraulic breakers, pedestal breaker booms and boom automation system.

The launch follows the acquisition of Rambooms, a manufacturer and supplier of rock breaker boom systems, and Marakon Oy, a supplier of hydraulic hammers and excavator attachments for the construction and mining industries at the beginning of 2023. These transactions have reinforced Normet’s long-standing technology experience and customer support network with world-leading products and solutions for rock breaking, it says.

This comprehensive, high quality product lineup, called Normet Xrock is designed to meet the demands of a variety of applications in underground and surface mining and in the construction business. Additionally, the intelligence of Xrock® Automation technology optimises operating processes in a responsible way, boosting productivity and improving safety and sustainability, it says.

“The comprehensive range of products blends advanced technology with sector-specific expertise and delivers exceptional value to a diverse clientele,” Normet added.

Normet’s Xrock hydraulic breakers are designed for tough jobs. A full lineup of breakers, from 335 kg to 7,250 kg, include the right breaker for every task, Normet says. These breakers can be used for different construction, tunnelling and infrastructure works, as well as to break rock and frost.

Normet’s Xrock breaker booms are used for gyratory crushers, mobile crushers, jaw crushers and grizzlies. Having a dedicated crusher boom reduces the total cost of ownership of the crushing process, and it is safe and efficient method to remove oversize boulders and blockages and increase process quality as non-planned stops are reduced, the company added.

Xrock Automation, meanwhile, is an advanced tele-remote and automation system for breaker booms, which combines hardware and software to provide excellent performance now and in the future. Xrock Automation includes an operator station and boom system, which support multi-operation and are fully scalable to the mine’s needs.

Normet strengthens scaling and breaking market position with Rambooms, Marakon buys

Normet says it has agreed to acquire Rambooms Oy, a manufacturer and supplier of rock breaker boom systems, and Marakon Oy, a supplier of hydraulic hammers and excavator attachments for the construction and mining industries.

The Rambooms and Marakon businesses, with a manufacturing facility in Lahti, Finland, form the Marakon Group. The group has a wide customer base, and its products are found in most mining and construction markets, according to Normet. Marakon Group had 35 employees and net sales of €26 million ($27.8 million) in 2022.

Ed Santamaria, President and CEO at Normet, said: “Rambooms and Marakon are known for their high performing quality products. With the acquisition Normet strengthens its position in scaling and breaking as well as supports advancing towards higher levels of automation and electrification for the mining and construction industries. We look forward to welcoming the Marakon Group employees to Normet and supporting them in their future growth and development.”

Tomi Veijalainen, President of MRB-Holding Oy, added: “Throughout the past 40 years Marakon and Rambooms have grown together with both our business partners and employees. We feel trustful in the fact that this acquisition will allow for these shared success stories to continue. As this milestone marks a step towards new opportunities to advance and succeed, we are excited to follow the future accomplishments of both companies.”

The acquisition is expected to be closed this quarter, subject to the fulfilment of customary closing conditions.