Joint venture between Forages Rouillier Drilling and Avataa Explorations & Logistics

AMOS/KUUJJUAQ, QC, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ -In order to pursue their respective development goals, Forages Rouillier Drilling and Avataa Explorations and Logistics agreed to a joint venture. Through this strategic partnership, both companies will work together to develop and fortify their presence in the Nunavik territory.

The joint venture provides a unique opportunity for Rouillier Drilling (a division of Groupe Rouillier) and Avataa to combine their expertise. Together, the very well-established diamond drilling company and the Kuujjuaq-based logistics experts will work and develop business in the northern regions.

"Choosing Avataa as a partner was such an easy decision", says Mario Rouillier, president of Rouillier Drilling. "They have the expansive knowledge and experience on the land. Furthermore, they understand the requirements of our industry and strive to provide quality service. It is a match made in heaven", adds Mr Rouillier. As for Charlie Watt, president of Avataa, he says "it was easy and felt natural to associate with a company that shares values similar to ours. Rouillier Drilling and Avataa are both family companies for whom the economic development of their regions really matters."

The affairs of the joint venture will be under the control of a management committee composed of Vincent Boileau and Mario Rouillier, for Rouillier Drilling, and Charlie Watt and Christine Nakoolak, for Avataa.

About Rouillier Drilling
Founded in 1977 by Marcel Rouiller, Rouillier Drilling is a private family company that offers complete diamond drilling solutions to mining companies at all stages of development of exploration projects. The company has made of its Health and Safety its main priority and is considered a leader in the industry, thanks to its skilled workforce and utmost respect of the environment. Earlier in 2015, the company has been awarded "Service company of the year" at Xplor, the annual event of the mineral industry in Québec held by QMEA.

About Avataa
Avataa Explorations and Logistics Inc. prides itself in offering logistical support from Kuujjuaq to onsite locations. The team strives to provide best strategy and planning for efficient management for our customers.  Its team understands the operating costs associated to the remote regions of the North and the unique challenges that can be confronted in the harsh environment.

About Groupe Rouillier
An established leader in the mining industry in Abitibi, Groupe Rouillier operates in diamond drilling and the manufacture of high-performance machinery. This privately owned family business includes in its fold Forages Rouillier and Forage Boréal in Quebec, Pro Forage Guyane in South America, and the manufacturer VersaDrill Canada, whose machinery is used around the world. With a team of over 300 skilled employees, Groupe Rouillier has mastered the art of meeting its clients' needs and expectations. The company is also committed to complying with laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment as well as ensuring the health and safety of its employees, which has made it an established and respected company in Canada and abroad.


SOURCE Rouillier communication marketing

For further information: Source : Veronique Chayer, Senior Advisor, Rouillier Communication Marketing, Téléphone : 1 (855) 780-5391 x2203,,; Questions and media inquiries : Vincent Boileau, Director - Business Development, Forages Rouillier Drilling, Téléphone : (819) 727-9269,,


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