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ROBIT PLC ESTABLISHES MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN USA VIA ASSET PURCHASE

Robit Plc has today signed and closed an agreement to purchase the manufacturing assets and IPRs from Halco International LLC and Halco America LLC. Seventy percent of the purchase was paid during closing at this date and thirty percent will be paid by 30th April 2017. Parties have agreed that purchase prices for the deals are not disclosed.

As a part of the global growth strategy Robit Plc strengthens significantly its footprint in USA. Thanks to the purchase, the manufacturing unit in Sherman, near Dallas, is now under Robit Group’s ownership. With this strategic step Robit Plc strengthens its growth especially in USA and in the Americas Region. As the result of this purchase, Robit Plc is able to build an own manufacturing unit with related service point and stock, which will be located just in the middle of the region. This way, Robit Plc can secure improved service and delivery to the distributors and the direct customers.

With this purchase Robit Plc receives the strong brand of Halco, excellent presence in USA, IPRs and a base to grow the production volume in USA. Robit Plc will be manufacturing its DTH-line products with the target market being especially the Americas Region. Range covers all common sizes used in quarrying, construction, mining and well drilling.

Factory is located 50 miles north of Dallas, in the city of Sherman. Factory´s highly integrated supply chain network links through multiple transportation modes, including air and express delivery services, freight rail and truck transport. For example as addition to DFW International Airport, there are 3 other airports in the Dallas area. Both Fedex and UPS have their depos next door.

Factory area itself is 40.000 square feet, which equals to 4000 m2. Other space area includes 11 open office desks, 2 offices, a meeting room, training room and receptionist desk.

Halco is a pioneer brand in Down-the-Hole drilling with the brand name originating from Halifax Tool Co, UK 1948. Both Halco companies were owned by Regent, a private equity company from California. Regent acquired Halco from Caterpillar on 2014. Prior the sale in 2014, Caterpillar invested heavily into the facilities and machinery.

 

“Halco has trusted products and long history in the Down the Hole business originating from 1948.”

Halco showroom in the fatory sml

 

“The factory has been modernized during Caterpillar ownership”

Modern machining units sml

ROBIT PLC RANKED SUCCESFULLY IN THE COMPETITION OF INTERNATIONALISATION AMONG THE EUROPEAN SME COMPANIES

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Robit Plc received the 3rd prize in the European Small and Mid-Cap Award 2016 in the International Star category. The Awards have been organized yearly by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and European Issuers in partnership with the European Commission. The rewarded companies were selected by an independent jury appointed by the European […]

BulrocRobit is looking for SALES ENGINEER

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BulrocRobit is now looking for an experienced    SALES ENGINEER to join our team in Chesterfield   You will be working as a part of our global sales organisation, located in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Your responsibilities include technical sales in UK domestic markets and the position requires some traveling. More info: SALES ENGINEER

Drilling Supervisor for Asian region

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We are looking for a professional DRILLING SUPERVISOR for field operations in the Asian region. As a Drilling Supervisor you will be responsible for site tests and training of surface and underground drilling as well as giving technical support to customers and end-users. The position requires technical background and prior experience in underground and/or surface […]

ROBIT ISSUED WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATE

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DNV GL Business Assurance Finland Oy Ab has issued Robit’s Lempäälä position with an environmental management system certificate on 28th September 2016 in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard. As a first step, the management system is implemented in Finland, later in the whole company. The management system ensures that a wide array of environmental […]

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR for Korean Factory

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We are looking for a PRODUCTION DIRECTOR to our manufacturing unit in Korea. We are looking for a proactive and customer oriented team player with a 10+ years of experience in manufacturing production management and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Manufacturing / Engineering. For more information, please visit: Robit® Recruitment

ROBIT PLC INTERIM REPORT JANUARY-JUNE 2016: ACQUISITIONS BOOST COMPANY’S OPERATIONS

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Acquisitions played a key role of Robit Plc’s first half-year.  The company made major acquisitions in Australia and England. Robit Plc’s operative profitability improved in the review period, even though its net sales declined slightly (-4,0 percent). The company’s EBITDA increased to 12,0 percent so to EUR 2.5 million (10,7 percent and EUR 2.3 million […]

BULROC (UK) LTD PART OF ROBIT GROUP

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Robit Plc acquired 100 % shares of Bulroc (UK) Ltd. Bulroc (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier in the business of big Down-the-Hole hammer and related accessories. The company is focusing on this product segment and is especially known for its product performance and quality. Bulroc (UK) Ltd is based in Chesterfield, England. In addition, […]

We are looking for a Group CFO

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We are looking for a Group CFO to lead and develop our financial function in Lempäälä. We are an international publicly listed company. Interested? For a more detailed job description, visit Robit Recruitment – and apply as soon as possible.

Robit’s Invitation to 2nd Minexpo Africa 2016 fair

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Dear Customer, Robit Plc welcomes You to the 2nd Minexpo Africa 2016, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya between 4th and 6th June 2016. You will find us at stand #B121. Minexpo Africa 2016 is the East Africa’s largest international mining, mineral processing & safety equipment trade exhibition. Check out Robit’s latest products and most […]