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Mincon Group Plc turns 40 years old

Mincon Group plc, the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products is celebrating its 40th year in business in 2017.

The company was founded in 1977 by Patrick and Mary Purcell to produce state-of-the-art engineered Rock Drills and associated parts. Since its inception, Mincon has had a clear vision and determined focus giving priority towards:
– Highest design specifications
– World class manufacturing methods and processes
– Delivery of superior products to our customers
These same values remain within the company today, and Mincon is proud to have developed an enviable global reputation for its superior quality products which can be found on job sites all over the world.
Maintaining these values has been achieved in three main ways. The company has invested in modern manufacturing facilities in Ireland, USA, Canada, England and Australia. These plants have been outfitted with the latest machinery allowing Mincon to control all aspects of the production process. Secondly establishing customer centers located in key markets around the world. Thirdly retaining top class employees, and a dedication to continuous training, has ensured that Mincon remains at the forefront of Rock Drill manufacturing, sales and service globally.
Commenting on the company Mincon Group Plc CEO Joe Purcell said, “We are proud to have reached this milestone. This is an exciting time for everyone at Mincon as we grow our product and customer service offering. We look forward to seeing what the next 40 years will bring for the group”.

MINExpo 2016 was held in Las Vegas in September 2016. MINExpo is the world’s premier mining show and is held every 4 years. An estimated 40,000 people representing over 130 countries attended MINExpo 2016.


Mincon Group plc is a global engineering business specialising in the design, development, manufacture, and service of rock drilling tools for a variety of applications.

Originally founded in 1977 in Shannon, Ireland, it now has a worldwide presence, with customer service centres and factories across the Americas; Europe and Middle East; Africa, and Asia Pacific. 


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