NEWBERG, Ore. & SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems, a global engineering services and machine tools manufacturer, announces that it is expanding its machine tool rentals program into South America, and that Protorq is now the exclusive rental depot in Chile for Climax products including portable boring machines, flange facers, milling machines and welding machines. The new tool rental program in Chile is part of a strategic plan to expand Climax’s operations worldwide and to give its customers a single, reliable source for renting precision on-site machining and automated welding systems.
“Customers in Chile can be assured that when they rent a Climax machine from Protorq, they are getting the highest-quality, most reliable equipment on the market, plus faster delivery, backed by an expert staff at Protorq, who can help them choose the best machine for their application.”
This new rental location in Chile meets growing demand for high-quality tools within the heavy construction and mining industries, and from service companies that rely on Climax for accurate and powerful portable machine tools and welding systems to repair equipment. The demand is growing especially within Chile’s booming mining industry, where repairs to loaders, trucks, draglines and crushers must be made as quickly and efficiently as possible, in order to maintain high productivity and profitability. By renting portable machine tools to make repairs in-situ, mining operators eliminate the time and costs of transporting heavy equipment to a machine shop and minimize downtime.
“Climax has seen rapid growth in its rental business, as organizations and service companies have come to recognize the many advantages of renting portable machine tools and welding systems, such as renting for a short period of time to supplement existing equipment, trying a new piece of equipment before buying it, or renting additional equipment to meet tight project schedules,” said Dave Baker, Director of Global Rental Operations for Climax. “Customers in Chile can be assured that when they rent a Climax machine from Protorq, they are getting the highest-quality, most reliable equipment on the market, plus faster delivery, backed by an expert staff at Protorq, who can help them choose the best machine for their application.”
The Protorq facility represents the 14th rental depot for Climax worldwide, following the opening of Climax rental depots in the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Australia, Singapore, and eight locations in North America.
Protorq is one of the leading machine tool distributors in South America and has been a Climax distributor since 2002. In addition to offering machines for sale, its locations in Santiago and Antofagasta will be stocked with a range of well-maintained, precision portable machine tools, welders, and accessories for rent, as well as offering other services including training, tool recommendations, and equipment maintenance.
Protorq is located in Santiago at José Joaquín Prieto 130, Buin, Región Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile; Phone + (56 2) 821 45 95; Fax + (56 2) 821 64 91. In Antofagasta, Protorq is located at La Florida 17, Antofagasta, Chile; Phone + (56 55) 618 027
About Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems
Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems is a global engineering services and machine tool manufacturer, specializing in the invention, design and development of portable tools used for on-site machining, welding and cladding. Through 32 offices and licensed representatives worldwide, Climax offers custom and standard machine manufacturing, rental tool programs, and equipment training. Industry applications include power generation, shipbuilding, petrochemical, heavy construction and mining, as well as service and engineering sectors. Climax holds 33 issued patents with five pending. More information about the company is available at www.climaxportable.com or by calling 1-800-333-8311 or +1-503-538-2185.