Robit and Agnico Eagle have signed a long-term cooperation agreement of drilling consumables supply to Kittilä mine. The deliveries start on 1 May 2021. Robit has previously supplied diamond button bits to Kittilä mine for production drilling. Thus, the mine and conditions are familiar to Robit.

Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Robit Group: ”We are happy to start this cooperation, which is a result of a long-time work and is an important reference to the company. It is also an investment to domestic market. We are excited of this collaboration, which in addition to product supply offers an opportunity to develop our products together with one of the leading mining companies.”

Jari Kolehmainen, Production Manager at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy: “We are delighted with this agreement and expecting a long-term and close collaboration. Together we have an opportunity to develop drilling consumables e.g. diamond button bits and Sense Systems products to serve customer needs even better.”

On the photo from left to right: Jari Kolehmainen (Production Manager at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland), Kimmo Kangas (Sales Manager Finland, Robit), Janne Saukko (General Supervisor at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland), Kari Alenius (VP Finland, Robit).

Kittilä mine is the largest gold mine in Europe. The mine extracts annually about 1.6 million tonnes of ore, yielding about 7 000 kg of gold. At current production volumes, the mine’s known ore reserves are expected to produce gold until 2034. The mine life could be extended, depending on the results of exploration. Kittilä mine provides jobs for about 500 employees and about 800 contractor personnel. Further information: www.agnicoeagle.fi.

Robit is a strongly internationalized growth company servicing global customers and selling drilling consumables for applications in underground and surface mining, construction, geotechnical and well drilling. The company’s offering is divided into two product and application groups: Top Hammer, Down the Hole and Geotechnical. Robit has own sales and service points in 8 countries as well as an active sales network in over 100 countries. Robit’s manufacturing units are located in Finland, South Korea, Australia and the UK. Robit’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Further information is available at: www.robitgroup.com.

Further information:

Tommi Lehtonen
CEO of Robit Group, tommi.lehtonen@robitgroup.com

Jari Kolehmainen
Production Manager at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, jari.kolehmainen@agnicoeagle.com