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Epiroc inaugurates heat treatment plant in Sweden

April 17, 2023 08:30 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, today is inaugurating a new top-modern heat treatment plant for rock drills in Örebro, Sweden.  

Epiroc’s new heat treatment plant in Örebro, Sweden

Heat treatment is an essential part of rock drill manufacturing. The new heat treatment plant, built through an expansion of the current workshop building, will benefit customers by further strengthening rock drill quality and performance, lowering their total cost of ownership. It will also enable higher production volumes.

 

Production at the 1,400 m2 heat treatment plant will be able to run 24 hours a day thanks to automation. Energy efficiency is a key focus for the design; for example, residual heat will be recycled internally to heat buildings as well as externally to Örebro’s local heating system. The building also has solar panels.  

 

This new heat treatment plant is a key step towards ensuring that our world-class manufacturing site in Örebro will remain as productive and competitive as possible for the long term, and it was designed to optimize energy efficiency,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO.

 

Örebro is one of Epiroc’s global manufacturing hubs. The company employs about 2,900 people in the city, out of a global workforce of around 17,000.

                      
A rock drill, the Epiroc COP SC25-HF

 

 

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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