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Epiroc completes acquisition of South African mining equipment manufacturer

April 3, 2023 01:00 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has completed the acquisition of AARD Mining Equipment, a South African mining equipment manufacturer.

An AARD Mining Equipment low-profile loader

AARD, based near Johannesburg, South Africa, designs, manufactures, services and supports a wide range of mining equipment, specializing in low-profile underground machines for mines with low mining heights. The high-quality products include drill rigs, bolters, loaders, scalers, and more. The company’s customers are mainly in the Southern Africa region. AARD has approximately 200 employees and had revenues in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, of about MSEK 650.

 

Epiroc announced on August 25, 2022, that it had agreed to acquire AARD.

 

The transaction is not subject to a disclosure obligation pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. 

 

To learn more about AARD, please see www.aardme.co.za.

 

For more information please contact:
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 70 347 2455

media@epiroc.com

 

Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.

 

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