Rockmore opens European manufacturing base
American rock drilling tool maker, Rockmore International, has opened its first manufacturing plant in Europe to serve customers in the emerging Africa and Asia markets. The new plant, based in Judenburg, Austria, represents an investment of $12million. With Rockmore’s existing plant in the USA, it effectively doubles the company’s production capacity.
The European plant will produce drill rods for extension and tunnelling drill rigs, plus shank adapters, couplings, and DTH bits. Production capacity is initially targeted at 15,000 items per month and has the capacity to exceed 20,000 if required.