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Boart Longyear Opens Up First Parts and Service Center in America

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com • ASX: BLY), the world's leading integrated drilling products and services provider, is opening a new parts and service center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday, October 5, 2012.

The parts and service center provides aftermarket equipment support for Boart Longyear's third party customers in the mining industry through technical support, repair and rebuild services, preventive maintenance, and training programs. Drilling contractors use these services to increase productivity and to reduce downtime of their drilling equipment.

"We strive to help our customers properly maintain their equipment — and to offer timely solutions when repair or refurbishments are needed," said Michael Norris, senior manager of aftermarket products for Boart Longyear. "By opening the Salt Lake City location, we are better able to service the mining industry in the Great Basin region of the USA."

The Salt Lake City location was chosen for a parts and service center due to a high density of Boart Longyear customers in the area. The facility is 20,000 square feet. This includes a 15,000-square-foot shop and 5,000 square feet of office space.

Boart Longyear has recognized the need to have the right spare parts and services available in more convenient regional locations. Expansion of their parts and service centers globally along with an enhanced global distribution network, allows regional centers to service Boart Longyear rigs with parts and technicians in an expedited fashion, with the goal of minimizing downtime.

"Boart Longyear is invested in taking the best possible care of our customers," added Norris. "Global expansion of our parts and service centers is a step towards complete customer satisfaction, and we strive to achieve that reputation."

The Salt Lake City location adds to the existing parts and service centers in Adelaide, Australia and Nottingham, United Kingdom. The global expansion of the Boart Longyear parts and service centers also includes the further development of the North Bay, Ontario, and the Lima, Peru markets. These markets will be upgraded to full-capacity parts and service centers.

Boart Longyear will also be opening new parts and service centers in Santiago, Chile; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Khabarovsk, Russia, by the first quarter of 2013.

For more information on Boart Longyear aftermarket support, visit http://www.boartlongyear.com/aftermarket.

Open House

Boart Longyear will host an open house to celebrate their new Salt Lake City parts and service center, located at 1106 Legacy View, Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility will be available for tours and Boart Longyear staff will be on hand to answer questions. A barbeque lunch will be served between Noon and 2 p.m.

RSVP online at www.boartlongyear.com/openhouse  

About Boart Longyear

With over 120 years of expertise, Boart Longyear is the world's leading provider of drilling services and products for the mining industry. It also has a substantial drilling and products presence in mine de-watering, environmental sampling, energy and oil sands exploration. 

Boart Longyear is a global company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: BLY) in Sydney, Australia. Sales in 2011 were over US$2.0 billion, and the company employs over 10,000 employees worldwide. Contract drilling services are conducted in over 40 countries, and exploration products are manufactured in seven global factories and sold to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear was a private company for over 85 years. In 1975, it was purchased by Anglo American which was headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Then in 2005, Private equity purchased Boart Longyear from Anglo American and subsequently listed the company on the ASX in April of 2007.

More information about Boart Longyear can be found on the Internet at www.boartlongyear.com. To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit http://www.boartlongyear.com/rssfeed.

Contact: Cody Dingus
Global Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: +1 801-231-2096
Email: cody.dingus@boartlongyear.com

SOURCE Boart Longyear



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