Chamber member Halco Rock Tools, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, has recently relocated its head office to Brighouse, West Yorkshire, three miles from its previous site at Southowram, Halifax.
The 1st July 2013, marked the completion of a two month transition to the new facility. The Brighouse location will serve as the head office of Halco which houses all key support functions including finance, sales, human resources, design, purchasing and quality as well as the main manufacturing facility for down-the-hole (DTH) hammers and associated consumables. The company employs 87 people at the Brighouse site and is part of Caterpillar’s Mining Products Division.
Richard Wingate, Halco Rock Tools Facility Manager said: “We are extremely pleased to have completed this transition to our new facility which meets our needs both now and in the future. It’s great to be in our new home.
“We are looking forward to being pro-active members of this community. As a Caterpillar company, we encourage all employees to participate in community activities that promote the common good and believe our success should also contribute to the quality of life in the communities where we work and live.”
Produced for more than 65 years, Halco products continue to be regarded as the most reliable and durable available today. Through innovative design and continuous manufacturing process improvement our aim is to exceed our customers’ expectations of effective operations.
Although predominantly used for mining, our DTH drilling products are also a premier brand in oil and gas, construction, quarrying, exploration and water well drilling applications. Today, our precision engineered range of high performance hammers and drill bits are used to handle the toughest jobs around the globe.
For more information on Halco Rock Tools, visit: www.halcorocktools.com
Congratulations to the UK team on your new facility.