AMOS, QC, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Forages M. Rouillier Drilling inc., a leader in surface diamond drilling
for the mining exploration industry, is proud to announce two major
acquisitions. The Amos-based company acquired a significant portion of
Boreal Drilling, the largest private underground drilling company in
Canada, as well as part of Versadrill Canada, a world-class drilling
equipment manufacturer. Both are located in Val-d'Or
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These acquisitions represent a unique opportunity for Forages M.
Rouillier Drilling inc. to diversify its global services and continue
specializing and consolidating expertise while reaffirming its presence
in North America. Together with Boreal Drilling, the group's fleet of
hydraulic diamond, caterpillar, and underground drills now numbers over
60. President Mario Rouillier is pleased about "cementing such a solid
and important partnership with Boreal Drilling and having access to
their seasoned management team and recognized drillers—it's all part of
a highly innovative organizational structure."
By acquiring a significant share of Versadrill Canada, Forages M.
Rouillier Drilling inc. will benefit from the company's know-how and
continue its R&D projects for the manufacture of customized drills and
related parts for the drilling sector. The Val-d'Or-based company
enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry even beyond the borders
of Quebec and Canada. "Its distribution network is firmly established
around the world—in places like Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, the
Philippines, Kazakhstan, and Russia—and this will allow Forages M.
Rouillier Drilling inc. to continue aiming high and aiming far," said
For Eric Boucher, president of Boreal Drilling and Versadrill Canada,
"this is an unparalleled opportunity to consolidate our expertise and
pursue our development in partnership with a company that has enjoyed a
strong presence for over 30 years. This partnership will allow us to
increase our market competitiveness, maintain our skilled workforce,
and expand our services as a group."
With this announcement, Forages M. Rouillier Driling inc. will now boast
a team of over 300 hardworking employees who seek to attain the highest
standards of health and safety in order to best meet clients' needs and
expectations. The company has retained the guiding principles that made
it a well-established and esteemed company in the industry: high
quality, cutting-edge drilling that is environmentally friendly and on
The teams that are part of Rouillier Drilling Group will be at the
Quebec Mining Exploration Convention, in Quebec City, on November
12-14. You are welcome to come and meet them at their exhibition booths
during the event.
SOURCE: Rouillier communication marketing
For further information:
Mario Rouillier, President
Forages M. Rouillier Drilling inc.