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Press Release

A broad team of experts creating focus for Exploration at Epiroc

Montreal, June 13, 2022: Fordia Powered by Epiroc is excited to exhibit at the world’s premier mineral exploration convention, the PDAC, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.


After two years of expectations and build-up, a unified team of experts will be on site, at booth 723 from June 13-15. Epiroc will show its commitment towards exploration with its Fordia Powered by Epiroc brand, bringing joint representation from both brands within the same booth.


In addition, this year, the MineRP solutions will also be presented following their recent acquisition by the group.


As a key feature, the new and yet to be released Christensen 160 Smart Surface drill rig will be showcased. Made in Canada, this machine brings Swedish quality and local specialty. Epiroc's first surface drill with Smart Controls, the Canadian-made Christensen 160 Smart, designed for the Canadian market, including a modular design for helicopter transport, will be launched soon.


‘’One of the things that make me proud with this product development, is the enthusiastic collaboration we’ve shared with the local experts at Odyssey Fluid Power.’’ says Peter Walsh. ‘’Not only are they building what I would call a dream machine, but they will also be our service partner for all our sales in Canada’’


To highlight this key collaboration as a service partner, representatives from Odyssey Fluid Power will be present within the booth. As mentioned by Mr. Walsh, Odyssey is not only manufacturing the new machines locally for Epiroc, but also fully servicing Canada to ensure optimal customer service and after sale care.


Fordia Powered by Epiroc will also take advantage of this long-awaited convention to present the DiscovOre Underground PO head assembly. This head allows core drilling in up to horizontal position underground, in one of the largest dimensions available in the industry.


Moreover, expansion of the RockStar family will be promoted, with the RockStar 7 and RockStar 9F matrices, designed to offer very high penetration speed.


For more info, Peter Walsh and the Fordia Powered by Epiroc team will be available at their booth on Tuesday, from 10AM to 12PM. To book an appointment, please contact Chantal Harvey.


Chantal Harvey
Internal and External Communications Coordinator
Fordia Powered by Epiroc
514 235-3074


About Fordia Powered by Epiroc
A proud member of the Epiroc family since 2019, Fordia works with its customers in the mineral exploration industry, to provide high-quality drilling solutions that include diamond tools, drilling equipment, accessories and services. These solutions are designed to increase productivity, lower costs and make life easier for the drilling community. Learn more about Fordia at


About Epiroc
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 40 billion in 2021, and has more than 15 500 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at