Torsten Ahr now responsible for Hydraulic Attachment Tools business line at Epiroc

Published 24/4 at 09:36

Effective 1 March 2023, Torsten Ahr will be vice president of the Hydraulic Attachment Tools business line at Epiroc.

Since 2013, he has served as the vice president for marketing for the organisation. Now the 58year old's field of responsibility is expanding to the entire operation of the business line including P&L responsibility. “In an increasingly complex world, we have to focus on the right tasks,” explains Ahr. “By bundling competencies within the business line, we want to become more agile. Our focus on our customers and our growth enables us to make decisions faster, improve the speed of our projects and bring more innovations to market.

“In terms of hydraulic breakers and drum cutter attachments, the company sees itself competitive and on a growth course. There is still room for improvement with many other attachments,” explains Ahr. “We want to grow in the area of non-impact attachments. This change is the right step for us to achieve this goal.” The business line for hydraulic attachments has production sites in Essen and Dermbach (Germany), Kalmar (Sweden), Kronenwetter (USA) and Nashik (India). The new management of the business line is also located in Essen. “This is a transformation, not a restructuring,” Ahr clarifies. “We want to break new ground with the entire existing team.”

Epiroc sees itself as a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also aims to provide world class service and other aftermarket support services as well as provide solutions for automation, digitalisation and electrification.

Epiroc’s Tools & Attachments division develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools, exploration drilling tools, ground support equipment and hydraulic attachment tools. The products are used for rock excavation, mining, construction, demolition and recycling. The division also provides related services. It has production facilities on six continents, including major facilities in Sweden and Germany.

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