ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has announced the opening of a new service centre in Antofagasta, Chile, on 13 May 2015. The plant engineering and construction specialist, which is part of the ThyssenKrupp Group, is now able to offer complex maintenance and repair services from its more than 10 000 square meter service centre to customers from the Chilean mining and raw materials industry. This adds to the company’s existing service offering via its centre in Santa Luzia, Brazil, which is already in operation.
The €16 million investment aims to strengthen and expand the group’s presence in South America and to 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, commented: “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 lifecycle of a plant.”
The new service centre will specialise in the overhauling of heavy duty wear parts in crushing, grinding, pyroprocessing 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 centre offers complete plant inspection and maintenance service packages including on-site inspections and repairs, shutdown management, machinery alterations, optimisation and upgrades as well as transport logistics.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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