The new facility, which will provide enhanced support to customers across the region, is based alongside an existing manufacturing site operated by Gema Industri, the Swedish mine servicing business acquired by
The service centre includes a team of technicians and support staff for contracts with customers including LKAB and Boliden. It offers a range of services for products including conveyor belts and pumps, and also has a machine workshop on site.
The facility will allow customers to access dedicated Weir Minerals products and services on-site. The opening follows a period of ongoing investment by the company in its service offering, including new sites in Keminmaa in Finland, Essen in Germany and Nederweert in the Netherlands, all of which opened in the past two years.
The continued strengthening of Weir Minerals’ network of service centres ensures faster turnaround of repairs and enables customer-specific, regular service programmes, maximising mean-time between failures and ensuring minimum downtime when replacements are needed.
Tony G Locke, managing director of Weir Minerals Europe, said: “Sweden, along with the rest of Scandinavia, is a key growth region for us and this extended service offering will provide improved specialist, on-the-ground support for our expanding customer base in the area.
“Increasingly, customers want through-lifecycle support for the products we provide, offering them peace of mind and on-call expertise. Our end goal in strengthening our network of service centres remains improving reliability and reducing downtime at the operations of our customers.”
Weir Minerals Europe delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, transportation, milling, processing and waste management processes across a range of industries and in over 30 different territories.