Atlas Copco opens new facility in Newfoundland
Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique Canada announced the opening of its newest facility, a warehouse and rock drill repair shop, in Pasadena, Newfoundland. Staff on the island includes four service technicians and a dedicated account manager. Nicholas Dillman has been appointed acting manager for the facility, effective immediately, reporting to Blaine Vatcher, Eastern Region Manager for Atlas Copco.
“Over two years ago, we moved a service technician to Newfoundland to support a few key customers and to start the process of understanding the unique needs of the region’s potential clients,” said Vatcher. “We learned that our customers in Newfoundland prefer to deal directly with their suppliers. That’s why we’re here today.”
When asked about future plans for the facility, Vatcher answered, “With key customers signing service contracts – as they are doing – we are able to invest in the future by expanding our parts and service support even further.”
The new facility will support and stock inventory for exploration drilling, surface drilling rigs, underground drilling, Scooptrams and trucks, rock drilling tools and ground reinforcement products. Plans are in place to add other strategic OEM partners for parts and service as end-users require them.