Notwithstanding the high-pressure environment our industry must perform within at present, EPC-UK is prioritising its investment in reliable state-of-the-art equipment from trusted supply partners, so it’s ready to react to customer demand, rapidly and assuredly through challenging times.
Reflecting this approach is the company’s longstanding partnership with Epiroc, whose technically advanced machines form the majority of EPC-UK’s rig fleet, contributing to its drilling team’s consistent delivery of high-quality blasting processes. A recently purchased and freshly liveried FlexiROC D55 rig drew the crowds last month on Epiroc’s Hillhead stand, and has, from its exhibition place at the Buxton quarry, been successfully relocated to a Tarmac assigned customer worksite.
"We are not alone regarding the challenges faced by our industry at present, with the ripples affecting customers and suppliers alike. However, by working with reliable partners such as Epiroc, and continually investing in the latest equipment, we have an in-depth support network and the strength to react to customer demand, despite the obstacles. Supported by Epiroc’s supply, we’re able to ‘flex our fleet’ to meet the requirement, even against excessive lead times which have grown dramatically in the face of recent global conditions. Drawing on the mutual importance placed on Safety, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork, so integral to EPC-UK’s SPIRIT values, we’ve worked in partnership to equip our customers with the machinery and service needed to keep operations moving, no matter what unanticipated circumstances may bring."
"Working in partnership with the team at EPC-UK enables us to understand some of the challenges they face. We can then offer support to maximise performance using the latest drilling technology and demonstrate how this has been used to deliver savings elsewhere."
"Delivering our most recent D55 fleet addition directly from the Epiroc Hillhead stand to one of Tarmac’s strategically important quarry sites has been a true demonstration of our ability to provide equipment exactly where and when it’s needed. By being uniquely placed in the market, with the right machinery and capacity to extend lease times when required, we’re responding to what the operating environment demands of us right now, effectively, reliably and in successful partnership."
"We have worked in collaboration with EPC-UK for several years and have confidence in the company’s service delivery. We can rely on the team to react to issues, enable the right logistics and install the most capable equipment to get the job done, securing solutions for customers despite the challenges faced."