Komatsu Mining acquires Canadian manufacturer

Freeman Staff

June 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Komatsu Mining Corp. announced Monday the acquisition of Timberock International Ltd., based in Elliot Lake, Ontario.

The purchase of the Canadian company is intended to support the growth of Komatsu Mining’s hard rock drilling and bolting solutions for mining customers worldwide.

Timberock is a specialty business that has developed world-class drilling and bolting technologies by focusing on differentiation through innovation and customer-oriented service.

“Timberock’s history of customer driven product innovation and focus on service makes them a great complement to our existing business,” said Josh Wagner, vice president of Komatsu Mining hard rock solutions, in a statement.

“This acquisition expands our range of offerings for drilling and bolting products, and provides exciting product development and synergy opportunities.”

With the addition of the Timberock portfolio, Komatsu Mining can now offer customers a complete range of hard rock drilling feed and bolting head products, and expanded capabilities in drifter repairs.

Komatsu Mining’s suite of underground hard rock offerings includes: hydraulic jumbo drills, inthe- hole production drills, drifters, loaders, trucks, raiseboring tools and blasthole drilling tools.