Rouillier Drilling, 40 years of industry experience in surface and underground drilling!

Rouillier Drilling, 40 years of industry experience in surface and underground drilling!
18 December 2017

Founded in 1977, Rouillier Drilling is a private, family-run business established in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, operating a fleet of over 75 drills. The company offers a wide range of services including diamond drilling, surface drilling, underground and heliportable drilling.

With a growing presence in Wawa and Marathon over the last decade, the company has also recently expanded its reach by opening a branch office in Thunder Bay to better serve its clientele.


Innovation is at the heart of the company's strategy
Innovation plays a key role not only in the design and development of the latest products, but also when it comes to the health and safety of employees. In 2016, Rouillier Drilling was awarded the Innovation Grandes Entreprises prize at the CNESST regional awards final, for developing the Zero Energy System, a safety system that makes any contact between members of the crew and the drill’s moving parts completely impossible, thereby greatly reducing any risk of injury and accidents.

“The Zero Energy system ensures that drilling teams benefit from maximum on-site safety. It requires zero effort and eliminates any risk of human error. This system has brought about revolutionary changes in the OSH culture, particularly in the diamond drilling industry,” says Mario Rouillier, President of Rouillier Drilling.

The company is also an innovator when it comes to designing products that conform to environmental norms and regulations. Rouillier Drilling has conceived and developed state of the art track and crawler systems to reduce damage to fragile soils while still providing the necessary traction to transport materials. The environmental policies are frequently reassessed in order to review their overall quality, effectiveness, and relevance.


Placing an extra emphasis on community
The company’s management put great emphasis on building communities and actively contribute to their development. It is committed to issues related to the health and safety of citizens. Several organizations have already directly benefited from the company’s support and involvement over the course of 2017, including: the Maison du Bouleau, the Pageau Refuge, the Amos Hospital Foundation, the Amos Midget League and the Université de Laval team for its participation in the Toronto University Mining Olympics.

This year, Rouillier Drilling celebrates its 40th anniversary. Mario Rouillier, President of Rouillier Drilling, is proud of the work the company has accomplished over the years and the fact that it has remained a private entity and family run business after 40 years of service.

From left to right : Mario Rouillier (President at Rouillier Drilling), Philippe Laplante (Sales Manager at VersaDrill Canada), Vincent Boileau (Business Development Manager at Rouillier Drilling) and Serge Caron (Operation Manager at Rouillier Drilling).

Source : Ontario Prospector, Fall 2017