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MBI GLOBAL JOINS THE ROUILLIER GROUP FAMILY

The strength of a group brings more services than ever to the global market

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, May 6th, 2021 – MBI Global and VersaDrill Canada are proud to announce that their alliance, founded to further improve synergy between the companies, has evolved into a merger into the Groupe Rouillier.

“MBI Global is remaining a Québec business, which is great news for the regional economy given that so many companies have been taken over by foreign interests in recent years. What’s more, this transaction will not lead to any changes in operations, staffing, or the services offered to our clients. On the contrary, we still have a great need for human resources,” stated Mario Rouillier, MBI’s Chairman of the Board.

As a proud partner of MBI Global, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, which remains a shareholder of MBI Global, is delighted with this development and excited for the benefits it will bring to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, to Québec, and to the mining industry as a whole. Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue also remains a partner. “We are proud to see two drivers of Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s economy join forces, further strengthening their presence in the region. Investing in a better society means supporting local businesses in their growth through local savings,” said Julie Morand, Vice-President, Investments, Industries, Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

Making a strong alliance stronger

VersaDrill Canada and MBI Global, formerly known as MBI Drilling Products, have been collaborating since 2014. This partnership has become a springboard, allowing them to secure an enviable position in the global exploration mining market. By working together, these companies have made sure they are well equipped for a market where businesses need to leverage every available resource to face new challenges and mining cycles.

A merger with benefits for all

The strong synergy between these companies means that MBI Global’s merger with Versadrill Canada was a natural next step. This timely development means that the companies can move forward with more tools and assets than ever thanks to the strength of a team.

Unchanging products, services, and relationships

MBI Global and VersaDrill Canada will not change for its employees, who will still be able to count on the structures and conditions they know and love. In terms of management, the current administrators will remain as well. Furthermore, partnerships and supplier agreements remain intact.

This news bodes well for the future, both for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and for the global market.

About MBI Global

In 2020, MBI Drilling Products, a provider of complete exploration drilling solutions, began a new era of growth as MBI Global. It unites quality and outstanding performance thanks to a solid partnership of strong manufacturers and distributors that work together to provide the strongest products and services. MBI Global distributes its products in 30 countries, with locations in Rouyn Noranda, Val-d’Or, Saskatoon, Lima (Peru) and Santiago (Chile) and distributors around the world.

Source:
Daniel Misiano
Président, MBI Global
819-762-9645
dmisiano@mbiglobal.ca