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06 March 2015

EPC-UK acquisition of Gillrange AN strengthens blasting capabilities in Wales

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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EPC-UK Gillrange AN
EPC-UK has procured the drilling and blasting business of Gillrange AN
EPC-UK, one of the UK’s leading experts in commercial explosives and blasting services, has procured the drilling and blasting business of Gillrange AN.

The acquisition will see EPC-UK take on certain assets and contracts, mainly in Mid and South Wales. This it believes will complement itsexisting rock on the ground service to quarries in the region.

EPC-UK was already supplying many of Gillrange AN’s quarries with explosives, and therefore has an excellent understanding of its new customer base.

By taking on the full management of the contracts, EPC-UK is confident that its new customers will benefit from an enhanced service and better forward planning.

“It will definitely help both our customers and ourselves from an operational viewpoint, because by having a clearer overall picture of their requirements means we can be more efficient in anticipating and reacting to their requirements,” says Ian Knott, head of blasting & explosive services at EPC-UK.

As part of the arrangement, shot-firers Colin Turton, Paul Turner and drillers Dean Smith, Kelvin Perry have joined EPC-UK, further adding to the company’s expertise.

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