The Board of Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe AB, the European subsidiary of JSE-listed Master Drilling Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joakim Furtenback as General Manager for its operations.

The appointment is in line with Bergteamet Raiseboring’s intention to become a fully fledged and integrated subsidiary of Master Drilling. In 2018, Master Drilling Group Ltd, the world’s largest raise-boring contractor, acquired Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe AB with the strategic objective to increase its presence in the Nordics and Europe.

According to outgoing General Manager and Chairman of the Board, Janus Marais, Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe AB is well positioned for the next step where growth is in focus.
“With Joakim on board we can continue to grow and consolidate our market presence and attract more customers throughout Europe. Joakim has long experience with marketing and sales and will lead our expansion efforts in Europe, Marais added.

Experience from international business
Furtenback has extensive international experience, most recently at the world’s leading demolition robot manufacturer, Brokk AB, where he has had several roles but most recently in the position as Global Sales & Marketing Director.

Commenting on his appointment, Furtenback said:

“My new role is really exciting. Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe is an established and well-run company in a fast-growing industry. And being a part of Master Drilling Group, which is the world leader’s in raiseboring, but also offers a lot of other solutions to mining and infrastructure, is gratifying.

This position suits me as the focus will be to keep maintaining our loyal customer base and also develop the company’s presence in Europe. Master Drilling is an innovative company and I think we will be able to broaden our distribution of services which is very exciting. I trust that I will be able to contribute to a strong growth of this company,” he added.

Joakim Furtenback will start his position as General Manager on 1 August 2021.


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