Euroforgroup & BIA Group sign partnership agreement

Euroforgroup and the BIA Group have signed a distribution agreement for the Furukawa and RTDrill brands in Central and West Africa.
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / February 25, 2021
By Guy Woodford
Euroforgroup and the BIA Group have signed a distribution agreement for the Furukawa and RTDrill brands in Central & West Africa

For more than 40 years, Euroforgroup has been distributing drilling machines and equipment in France, Maghreb and Central and West Africa. The family enterprise managed by Hervé Cohade is the exclusive and historical distributor of the Furukawa brand in these regions.

Euroforgroup has made drilling its core business and has diversified its trading activities through rental and training (Foraloc) and the manufacture and trading of drilling equipment (Technidrill). The group also acquired two drilling rig manufacturers TM Bohrtechnik in Austria and Reichdrill in the United States in 2013 and 2017, respectively - now called RTDrill.

By offering a complete range of drilling machines and equipment, Euroforgroup meets the most specific needs of its customers in exploration, water drilling, special foundations and mining and quarry. Thanks to Furukawa and RTDrill's complementarity, the French group is positioning itself as the challenger among the world leaders in the drilling market.

BIA has been active since 1902 and is recognised by its customers for its quality and services in the mining and quarrying, construction, transport, and energy sectors.

Present in more than 20 countries in West and Central Africa and the Benelux regions, the family-owned group distinguishes itself through the extent of its network and state-of-the-art technical facilities close to its clients' operations.

BIA provides a wide range of solutions, including equipment sales, structured financing solutions, supply chain management, maintenance and repair contracts, training, and technological innovations that increase the safety and productivity of job sites.

"As a complete solution provider, we consider drill rigs to be an integral part of our offering for mining, quarry and construction customers. With its expertise in both product and application, Euroforgroup is a first-class partner complementing BIA's assets. I am confident about the capacity of both Euroforgroup and BIA teams to build a strong partnership that serves our customer better than ever," said Vincent Bia, CEO of BIA Group.