Robit opens South Korean factory

Finnish drilling consumables company Robit has officially opened its new US$12.4 million production facility in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
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Robit held a grand opening ceremony on February 8, 2018, which was attended by local politicians and stakeholders.

Harri Sjöholm, Robit's chairman of the board, stated: "Korea has been a really positive surprise for Robit. Korea has been an excellent place for manufacturing drill steels. Therefore, it was easy to make the decision for the new investment. Robit has manufacturing units in Finland, UK, USA and Australia. Out of these, the Korean unit was clearly the best unit last year. I want to thank our Korean team for the excellent work."

The new production facility was built to meet the growing demand for top-hammer rods and shanks. It will increase the automation level of the production line, as well as the manufacturing capacity in South Korea.

The throughput time will be significantly shortened, improving delivery capability and service level to customers, the company added. The new production facility has been built close to Seoul, which further improves logistical connections.

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