Thyssenkrupp, which has been on a push to expand its South American footprint, has chosen Peru as the location of its newest service center.
The location in La Joya, Arequipa province, which opened in December, is its second in the country. The first is located in Matarani in the same province.
The newest facility, which is 13,000 square meters, will repair, maintain and overhaul large components, including its high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGR). It also seeks to offer customized programs for the storage of spare parts and strategic supplies, training plans and personalized technical assistance.
Paulo Alvarenga, thyssenkrupp’s CEO for South America, said Peru is a country of “enormous importance” to the worldwide mining market.
“We allocate a large part of the investment in the new La Joya service center to the acquisition of equipment with the most advanced technology, aiming at maximize the life cycle of our clients’ assets,” he said.
Jorge Luis Lazo Cornejo, general manager of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in Peru, said the new service center will increase the service level for current and future customers.
The company’s other South American locations include Antofagasta, Chile and Parauapebas and Santa Luzia, Brazil.