In 2002, Glencore acquired some mines in Zambia through its subsidiary Mopani. The first to arrive in Zambia were Peruvian engineers, who found an opportunity to improve efficiency and safety in specialised work.
This is how in 2003 we received the invitation to participate in the tenders for the services that REDRILSA offers, thus beginning our first adventure in another continent, being our first step towards expansion. Our proposal was the best due to the high level offered, managing to enter several Mining Units of Nkana and Mufulira of Mopani, focusing the operations in the city of Kitwe.
Our Deputy General Manager, Benjamin Cam, together with other Peruvians, among them our current Managing Director, Mr. Deny Tucto, who led the activities in the project together with the group of Zambian workers, started the operations from scratch, establishing in the first 3 years, an operational stability through the company Redrilsa Zambia Limited.
Redrilsa became the largest diamond drilling service operator in the region, managing to open new clients such as KCM (Konkola Copper Mine), in the mining units of Nchanga and Konkola as well as other clients in the area.
During our stay in Zambia we were able to drill half a million metres, thanks to the professionalism of our employees and the technology we work with.