Swedish based Driconeq, a world leading producer of mining drilling equipment, has acquired Anceriz Industries, a prominent South African developer and manufacturer of reverse circulation mining drilling products. Founded in 1986 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Anceriz Industries supplies drilling consumables throughout Africa. It has a staff complement of 30. The acquisition represents a significant step in Driconeq’s continuing expansion strategy in the areas of mining and construction. The company says “thecombination of Driconeq and Anceriz creates an industry-leading, global mining concern with best-in-class products and a highly effective distribution platform for drilling consumables utilised for in-the-hole and rotary operations.”“We look forward to giving our customers in Africa an even higher level of service, to ensure their competiveness. As a partner, we can offer them essential support in their daily business,” says Mats Blacker, CEO of Driconeq. “The acquisition of Anceriz – known for its excellent product knowledge, attention to detail and customer satisfaction – reaffirms Driconeq’s commitment to meeting client demands by offering complete solutions with world-class products for DTH (down-the-hole) and rotary drilling applications.”“Driconeq has a track record of offering safer, superior products. It’s a very important part of our business plan to enhance our portfolio with a wider range of competent products. Add to this exceptional technology; broader channels; and Driconeq’s personalised, professional and timely service, and we have no doubt that we are the only service provider in this category that successfully meets all of our customer’s mining and construction needs,” concludes Blacker.