Epiroc is a full solutions provider within the mining and construction industry, including equipment for mining and construction as well as related aftermarket. The company also offers automation, digitalization and electrification solutions.

The company is a Category Award Winner for Business Expansion in the 2023 Mining Technology Excellence Awards as it continued to make strides with its battery conversion technology and electrification solutions, including the first conversions of Scooptram loaders in Europe, and offering batteries as a service.

Battery Conversions Scooptram ST14

One of the mining industry’s biggest challenges when it comes to decarbonization is the emissions produced by vehicle fleets. Diesel vehicles are not only bad for the environment but also result in substantial fuel costs, especially when run inefficiently with unnecessary idling.

Battery Conversions Scooptram ST1030

Epiroc’s solution to these problems is the conversion of diesel vehicles to battery electric. As well as cutting down emissions from running diesel vehicles, the process also has cost benefits as existing vehicles can have their lives prolonged through conversion rather than being scrapped.

The company’s first conversions were completed in Canada in 2021 and this was followed by the launch of the business in Europe in 2022 and the first conversion of a Scooptram ST1030 in Spain. While the company’s Scooptram loaders are the first vehicles to undergo conversion Epiroc are expanding the service to other mining vehicles, like underground mine trucks.

Scooptram ST1030 converted from diesel to battery electric

Epiroc also offers other electrification solutions including batteries as a service (BaaS). Rather than buying or leasing batteries Epiroc manages the batteries on a client’s behalf, including tracking performance and replacing when necessary. This eliminates the risks of battery ownership and opens the door for more companies to embrace electrification.

Company Profile

Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. We develop and provide innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. We also offer world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 18 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries.

Contact details

Epiroc Rock Drills AB
Visitor’s address: Klerkgatan 21
Postal address: 702 25 Örebro