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Heinrich Duvenage | General Manager

"I recommend that anybody apply for an opportunity to work at Epiroc. Working for Epiroc is always challenging; I think in my 12 years with the company, I have never felt bored with my job."

Hein Duvenage was barely 34 years old when he started as General Manager for Epiroc's Product Company in Springs, South Africa, which makes rock drilling tools for customers throughout Africa. In 2021 he took on his current position as Operations Manager at RGU New Concept Mining within the Tools & Attachments division. During his first position, Hein (as he usually is called) worked hard to promote LEAN production and foster a strong team culture. When talking to him, the importance of the team quickly becomes obvious. 


"It starts with a clear vision and strategy for the team to execute. It is key that the team members have a clear sense of ownership. We are quite a small team, but I have exceptional team members working with me. It makes my life so much easier", says Hein.


"I'm very passionate about production. I want to enable the team to succeed. I want to emphasize what a great team we have here. It is small but almost like a family. I am very grateful for that", he adds.


About Epiroc, he says, "We are customer-focused and focused on what we want to achieve, and I feel that Epiroc puts a lot of focus on people and leadership and looks after the employees."


"Anything to do with the outdoors. I enjoy going out into the bush and being in nature - hunting, fishing, and camping. Being South African, I think we are spoiled with such beautiful nature. We are truly blessed with that", Hein concludes.


Hein is married to high school sweetheart Magdald. They have two children: a daughter, 7, and a son, almost 3.