Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.
The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, down-hole instrumentation and parts and services.
“We are proud to host Boart Longyear’s Northern Ontario Technology Development Site – the second of its kind in the world – here at NORCAT. We know that our presence will pay long-lasting dividends to the mining industry – not just in Northern Ontario, but throughout the world. Our team of drilling and geological experts use the “dynamic laboratory” to develop and test Boart Longyear drilling technology on both surface and underground. The ability to conduct engineering and testing work at a living site, combined with the opportunity to showcase our emerging products to prospective customers is imperative for the growth of our business and the future of the mining industry.”
— Mike Ravella, Director of Geological Data Services for Boart Longyear