ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS), the plant engineering and construction specialist of the ThyssenKrupp Group, has opened a new service center in Antofagasta/Chile. On an area of more than 10 000 m2, it offers complex maintenance and repair services for customers from the Chilean mining and raw materials industry. The volume of investment amounts to around 16 million €. Another service center located in Santa Luzia/Brazil, is already in full operation providing refurbishment works and new components for the local market. These investments are part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its global footprint and to sustainably increase the share of its service business.
On about 4000 m2 of built-up area, the center includes high-tech workshops and warehouses to store and overhaul spare parts and components for plants and systems designed for mining, processing and materials handling. Equipped with CNC lathes, high-tonnage boring and milling machines as well as two 120-ton bridge cranes, the center is specialized in the complex overhauling of heavy duty wear parts in crushing, grinding, pyro-processing and handling of raw materials and minerals.
One of the main service fields is the replacement and complete refurbishment of roller units such as the POLYCOM® high pressure grinding roll. In addition, the service center offers complete plant inspection and maintenance service packages including on-site inspections and repairs, shutdown management, machinery alterations, optimization and upgrades as well as transport logistics.