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Mining, Service, 2015-05-26, 09:26 AM

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions opens new service center in Chile

Service portfolio for mining and raw materials industry in South America significantly expanded

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, the plant engineering and construction specialist of the thyssenkrupp Group, has opened a new service center in Antofagasta, Chile, on May 13, 2015. On an area of more than 10,000 square-meters, it offers complex maintenance and repair services for customers from the Chilean mining and raw materials industry. The volume of investment amounts to around 16 million euros. Another service center located in Santa Luzia, Brazil, is already in full operation providing refurbishment works and new components for the local market. These investments are part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its global footprint and to sustainably increase the share of its service business.

Thomas Oelschläger, CEO of the operating unit Services of the business unit Resource Technologies of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “With the expansion of our service portfolio in South America, we are continuing our strategy of establishing a stronger local presence in the growth regions. Thus, we are able to develop optimum solutions for specific market needs and local requirements to support our customers throughout the entire life cycle of a plant.”

The new service center in Chile was inaugurated by Juan Carlos Becerra, Head of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Chile): „I am excited about the opening of our new service center in Antofagasta and looking forward to support the Chilean mining and raw materials industry. Expanding our local service business will enable us to serve our client’s needs even better.”

On about 4,000 square meters of built-up area, the center includes high-tech workshops and warehouses to store and overhaul spare parts and components for plants and systems designed for mining, processing and materials handling. Equipped with CNC lathes, high-tonnage boring and milling machines as well as two 120-ton bridge cranes, the center is specialized in the complex overhauling of heavy duty wear parts in crushing, grinding, pyro-processing and handling of raw materials and minerals.

One of the main service fields is the replacement and complete refurbishment of roller units such as the POLYCOM® high pressure grinding roll. In addition, the service center offers complete plant inspection and maintenance service packages including on-site inspections and repairs, shutdown management, machinery alterations, optimization and upgrades as well as transport logistics.

A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

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Inauguration ceremony
120-ton bridge crane
Service Center in Antofagasta, Chile
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