Mincon Group PLC an Irish Engineering Company with almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in Hard Rock Drilling Equipment has over the last fourteen years developed the HDD industry’s most comprehensive range of Hard Rock Pilot boring Hammer Systems for trenchless drilling applications. The current Mincon range of six Pilot Boring Hammer Systems are capable of drilling pilot hole sizes from 3 ½ inches to 9 ¼ inches.

Mincon Goup Annual Sales Conference 12 2015Mincon Group Plc hosted their 2015 Annual Sales Conference on December 1st and 2nd, 2015. The conference was held at our headquarters in Shannon, Ireland. Senior management representatives were present from the group’s five manufacturing plants and twelve global customer support centers. The meetings were chaired by the group’s Executive Management team led by group CEO, Joe Purcell.

The grade of an ore body and the mineral being mined is rarely constant. It can be more concentrated near the surface and dissipate as the drilling samples reach greater depths. Grade control drilling helps to define the economic limits and determine where the mineral is abundant or too scarce for a return on investment.

2014 has been a transformative year for Mincon Group. The company has been very active in product development of its standard and reverse circulation DTH hammers, and has increased its product offering through acquisitions and strategic alliances.

Mincon Group plc, a manufacturer of Hard Rock Drilling products for use in the Mining, Construction, Water Well, Geothermal and Oil & Gas Industries announces the launch of the newest addition to its Standard DTH Range of tools, The Mincon MQ Range.

Despite tough market conditions in the exploration drilling industry, Mincon is expanding its presence in the Australian market. As part of this expansion Mincon have appointed a new Sales representative, Jason Hudson, who will be based in Brisbane and responsible for developing sales in the East coast of Australia.

Jason has many years of experience selling drilling consumables to the Australian drilling industry and has had a strong background in the supply and service of drilling fluids in to the mineral exploration industry. Jason brings a wealth of new knowledge to Mincon which complements the DTH hammer expertise that our customers already know and trust.


Mincon Group plc  is pleased to announce that it has acquired 65% interests in two companies and a 60% interest in a third company (in each case with options for Mincon to subsequently acquire the remaining interests).
These three acquisitions will, together, both increase and diversify Mincon’s product portfolio, providing us with an offering in the rotary blast hole drilling industry and extending Mincon’s distribution network, addressing target markets in eastern Australia and southern Africa in line with the stated strategy to supply product direct to the end user where possible. Rotary blast-hole drilling is more commonly used in softer rock drilling or open pit mining unlike Mincon’s existing consumables portfolio which is primarily focused on servicing hard rock drilling. The acquisitions have been structured as initial majority interest purchases so as to enable the Mincon Group to access and leverage the existing network and relationships of the current owners, while allowing them to participate in the anticipated future upside from being part of a larger integrated consumables business.

Mincon West Africa are pleased to announce that they will be silver sponsors and exhibitors at SIM Senegal which takes place take place from 4 – 6 November 2014 at the Hotel King Fahd Palace, Dakar, Senegal.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Industry & Mines, Senegal in association with AME Trade Ltd. The event will feature a three day conference, exhibition and option to visit some of Senegal’s key mining sites.

SIM Senegal 2014 will build on the success of its previous events, as the estimated $USD 5billion invested in the Senegal mining industry from 2000-2013 directly correlates to 20% of Senegal’s export revenues coming from its rapidly growing mining sector.