Epiroc enhances focus on technology & digital business & announces organisational change

Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / June 24, 2022
By Guy Woodford
An Epiroc SmartROC D65 surface drill rig

Epiroc, a major drill rig and hydraulic breaker manufacturer in the quarrying and mining industries, has decided to further enhance its focus on the technology and digital business and has also announced an organisational change in its Technology & Digital division. The change is effective as of July 1, 2022.

Jonas Albertson, the current President of the Technology & Digital division, is appointed Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for the development of common automation and digital platforms and Group IT. A reformed Digital division, with commercial responsibility for Epiroc’s digital products and services, including acquired businesses, is created. A recruitment process will be initiated for a President of the Digital division. Ashleigh Braddock, Vice President Sales, will be acting division President.

“Automation and digitalisation are technology shifts that are happening quickly. With this organisational change we are enhancing our focus in these vital areas,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “We will have a dedicated commercial division for our digital business and a technology organisation that can deliver long-term competitive solutions for the whole Group.”

The Chief Technology Officer and the President of the Digital division will both be members of Group Management.

After the change on July 1, Epiroc will have the following segments and divisions: The Equipment & Service segment with the Underground, Surface, Parts & Services, and Digital divisions, and the Tools & Attachments segment with the Tools & Attachments division.

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