Weir Minerals strengthens service presence in Sweden

Weir Minerals managing director Tony Locke
Weir Minerals managing director Tony Locke

The new facility is located alongside an existing manufacturing site operated by Gema Industri, the Swedish mine servicing business that Weir Minerals acquired in 2012.

The service centre includes a team of technicians and support staff for contracts with customers including LKAB and Boliden. It offers a range of services for products including conveyor belts and pumps, and also has a machine workshop on site.

Weir Minerals continues to invest in its service offering, have opened new sites in Keminmaa, Finland; Essen, Germany; and Nederweert, the Netherlands in the past two years.

Tony Locke, managing director of Weir Minerals Europe, said: “Sweden, along with the rest of Scandinavia, is a key growth region for us and this extended service offering will provide improved specialist, on-the-ground support for our expanding customer base in the area.

“Increasingly, customers want through-lifecycle support for the products we provide, offering them peace of mind and on-call expertise. Our end goal in strengthening our network of service centres remains improving reliability and reducing downtime at the operations of our customers.”