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Epiroc to acquire FVT Research, specialist in mining vehicle battery conversions

A Scooptram in an Epiroc facility
An Epiroc Scooptram ST1030

Epiroc has agreed to acquire the business and assets of FVT Research, a Canadian company with expertise in converting diesel-powered mining machines to battery-electric vehicles.  

FVT Research designs diesel-to-battery conversion kits and rebuilds mining machines to electric versions. The company has also recently been part of a successful project to convert the diesel-powered Epiroc Scooptram ST1030 loader to battery electric.

"Bringing the strong team at FVT Research into the Epiroc Group fits perfectly into our strategy to provide emissions-free battery-electric vehicles," says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's President and CEO. "Our customers are increasingly discovering the significant benefits that come with using battery-electric vehicles, and FVT Research's technical expertise and competence will be key assets for Epiroc as we continue to provide more solutions in this area."

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half 2021.

Company info

1025 Tristar Drive
Mississauga, ON
CA, L5T 1W5

Website:
epiroc.com/en

Phone number:
289 562 0100

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103 - 19055 Airport Way
Pitt Meadows, BC
CA, V3Y 0G4

Website:
fvtresearch.com

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