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CORE-BEIL Improves Drilling Programs

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:04

Q: What problems does CORE-BEIL solve in the mining sector and what differentiates the company from its competitors?

A: We offer a wide variety of products that customers can find in one place instead of five. CORE-BEIL offers products that are in high demand, as well as those with a lower profile. The client will find all sorts of products related to mining exploration and we have technicians who provide assistance to clients. What differentiates CORE-BEIL from other companies is the quality and price of our products and that we are highly committed to our clients. Over 90 percent of what we offer is in stock, which allows us to meet our customers’ demands.

Q: How did you become the authorized distributor for MBI, Devico and Versa-Drill, among others?

A: My partner, Giles Corbeil, has worked as a driller in many companies and in sales in Canada. When we began to do business in Venezuela and Mexico, suppliers already knew us and that allowed us to establish alliances due to our reputation of being a serious and reliable company. Moreover, we take a conservative approach to our financial management, which has allowed us to fulfill our responsibilities, especially when we face problems with the distribution chain. 

Q: What is the company’s relationship with Versa-Drill?

A: CORE-BEIL has had a commercial relationship with Versa-Drill since 2003. We are familiar with their main product: the underground drill, which is easy to use and to maintain. It can be adapted to a wide variety of uses, including drilling the surface, underground, environmental and geotechnical. Moreover, CORE-BEIL as an important distributor of Versa-Drill, has a large inventory to support these machines. For example, if a customer damages its hydraulic pump, we can replace it on the same day. CORE-BEIL wants to help Versa-Drill’s mission by meeting the needs of the industry and designing innovative equipment that increases productivity and reduces operating costs.

Q: What products are your top sellers in the Mexican market?

A: Our main products are from our exploration line, such as the diamond tip drill bit and core-barrel products. Moreover, we are also popular for water measurement and pumping products. Due to COVID-19, one of the company’s strategies was to increase our inventory by 30 percent from September to December to meet demand for 2021.

 Q: What do Devico’s products offer the mining industry and what differentiates these products from others on the market?

A: We offer a variety of devices to meet the client’s budget and the features they are looking for. Magnetic instruments are our main products because they are the cheapest, followed by nonmagnetic-mechanical products, such as DeviFlex. These are used when there are magnetic issues or the resource contains iron or throws an incorrect reading. DeviFlex is considered a very economical product and it can be rented or purchased. It allows the measurement to be taken inside the pipe, so our clients do not to have to remove it. We also offer the DeviFlex Autorotate, which is more expensive but also more complete and easier to use. We are the only company that sells it. The Devico line provides us rental time flexibility and if the device is lost or damaged, we can replace it quickly, so our customers do not have to halt operations.

Q: What are the company’s plans for 2021?

A: The company does not have plans to launch new products, since the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to visit customers and present them with a product demonstration. Therefore, CORE-BEIL will focus on improving what we have and provide a better service this year. In addition, due to an increase in metal prices in 2020 and Mexico being a major silver and gold producer, we believe there will be an acceleration in mining exploration and with it, the demand for our products will rise. Moreover, CORE-BEIL considers our customers and workers our main priority; we want to reduce the risk of contagion, protect our workers and clients and ensure an excellent service this year.

CORE-BEIL ROCK TOOLS offers valuable technical and logistical support in the supply of drilling, exploration and exploitation equipment for the mining industry. It has more than 15 years of experience in the industry with offices in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

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