Last week, FLSmidth inaugurated a new service center in Copiapó, Chile, to meet a high demand for mining service and technical support in the region. The opening event was attended by customers and representatives from local authorities. The 8,000-m² facility has a primary emphasis on repairs and rebuilds; equipment and components upgrades; parts and consumables strategic stocking programs; tailored training programs; technical assistance; and customised service packages, according to the company.

“This is a significant milestone for the company, since Copiapó represents an important part of our operations in Chile,” said Andrés Costa, president of FLSmidth South America. “The huge mining industry potential in the area and our large installed base requires an infrastructure like this so we can work closer with our customers, get to know their challenges and deliver sustainable productivity solutions to their operations.”

Copiapó Service Center joins other FLSmidth service facilities in the South America region, such as São Paulo (Brazil), Arequipa (Peru), Iquique, Antofagasta and Santiago (Chile).