Two major acquisitions for Forages M. Rouillier Drilling inc.

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 Mario Rouillier.

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 budget.

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.
Phone: 1-888-283-9269
www.foragesrouillier.ca

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