Epiroc Consolidating Manufacturing of Dimension Stone Equipment

Epiroc will close its production facility in Italy and consolidate manufacturing in India to improve operational efficiencies.

The Epiroc SpeedROC 1F drill rig.
The Epiroc SpeedROC 1F drill rig.

Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, will consolidate the manufacturing of dimension stone industry equipment to India to increase efficiency. As a result the manufacturing in Italy will be closed.

Epiroc will consolidate the dimension stone industry manufacturing to its existing production facility in Nashik, India. The relocation will place the development and manufacturing in the center of the strong and growing dimension stone industry market in India. This will facilitate a solid and efficient development of the product offering and shorten time to market. The operation at Epiroc Stonetec in Bagnolo, Italy, with about 40 employees, will be closed by mid-2020.

“We regret that this move will affect some of our colleagues in Italy, but this action is necessary to keep Epiroc strong and agile for the future,” says Helena Hedblom, Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “India is a large and growing dimension stone industry market and there we can benefit from an already full infrastructure for production, sourcing and logistics.”

Dimension stones are natural stones or rocks that are typically extracted from quarries, trimmed to specific sizes or shapes and used for example as countertops, tiles or gravestones. Epiroc’s product offering includes hydraulic drill rigs such as the SpeedROC.

The business belongs to Epiroc’s Surface and Exploration Drilling and Mining and Excavation Rock Service divisions.