Machines Roger International was founded in 1984 by Mr. Roger Massé. Originally miner by profession, Mr. Massé dedicated himself to developing new ways to improve safety conditions in the mining industry. In order to increase the safety in stope development, he created the V-30 Boring Head, a technology that was quickly adopted by the industry. In fact, this technology has improved the way slot raises were drilled by introducing a safer and more efficient method.
In 2000, Mr. Alain Béland became the owner of the company and continued working on the progress initiated by his predecessor. Since then, the company has never ceased to innovate in order to properly cater to the needs of the industry. Initially operating as a manufacturing company, Machines Roger International added the drilling Contracting division, which offers a bundled range of drilling services to its extensive client base. In 2017, Mr. Béland decided to hand over the company to his son Alexandre. He is committed to the development of Machines Roger International and wishes to pursue the growth of the company. In 2020, the company celebrated its 35 years of service in the mining industry.
Community & humanitarian
Machines Roger International has a great interest in the well-being of the community.
This is why the company contributes to the development of the community and gets involved in multiple ways, whether it is at school-level, in sports, within the communities in which the company operates.
The company is proud of its implication and continuously listens to the needs of its community as well as those of the international population.
Machines Roger International is constantly striving to fulfill the needs of its clients. The quality of its products and services has allowed the company to earn its reputation world wide.
Canada, The United States, Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, Spain, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania, Australia, Mexico, Guatemala, India, China and Russia are all prime examples of markets conquered by the Manufacturing division of the company and its V-30 Boring Head.
PEL drilling is a new drilling company that operates in the Nunavut territory.
Machines Roger International maintains a business alliance with the company Sandvik,
Forage Synee Drilling
Synee Drilling is the very first underground diamond drilling company whose majority of shareholders are from the first nations.
Zero incident, at any moment
We are determined to protect our personnel and our assets as well as those of our clients against all accidental losses. With this in mind, we are committed to maintain a safe work environment and to be proactive in regards to hazard elimination. By counting on the leadership and the collaboration between the different actors playing a role in our activities as a whole, we make it a point to ensure that prevention becomes part of our daily life.
Customer satisfaction, our priority
The quality of our products and services as well as our ability to listen and understand their requirements allow us to exceed our customers’ expectations. We strive to establish long-lasting business relationships.
Flawless products & services
Our standardized equipment allows us to offer increased performance and availability to fulfill the specific needs of our clients. Our products and services are adapted to ensure safety for our employees, the user and their environment.
Respect, without compromise
Our employees are at the core of our company. In that sense, we endeavor to recruit, train and retain a talented workforce that is motivated, diverse, and shares our values. We understand that the best ideas emerge from the effort and collaboration between individuals with different opinions.
History and achievements
2000Foundation of Machines Roger International by Mr. Roger Massé and the invention of the V-30 Boring Head.
2003Recipient of the Orica Trophy awarded by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association for the best improvement in accident rates.
2007Introduction of the V-King drill carrier on the market. Recipient of the Orica Trophy awarded by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association for the best improvement in accident rates.
2008Recipient of the ''Filon d’Or'', awarded by the Val-d'Or Chamber of Commerce in the ''Market Development'' category.
2009The company celebrates its 25th anniversary.
2010Recipient of the F.J. O’Connel Trophy, awarded by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association for the company having recorded the most remarkable improvements in terms of safety in Quebec’s mining industry. Recipient of the Orica Trophy awarded by the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association for the best improvement in accident rates.
2011Recipient of the Atlas Copco Trophy, awared by remis by the ‘‘ Association des Entrepreneurs Miniers du Québec’’ to highlight the lowest accident rate.
2013Creation of a joint venture with Tawich Mining.
2015Recipient of the Innovation Trophy, awarded by the ‘‘ Association des Entrepreneurs Miniers du Québec’’ to highlight the innovation in regards to health & safety.
2016Recipient of the Innovation Trophy, awarded by the ‘‘ Association des Entrepreneurs Miniers du Québec’’ to highlight the innovation in regards to health & safety.
2017The owner’s son, Alexandre Béland, takes over the leadership of the company and becomes the new owner.
2018Creation of a partnership with Forage Synee Drilling.
2019Creation of a partnership with PEL Drilling
2019Machines Roger International moves into a new office space and triples its surface area. With over 27,000 square feet in its new building, Machines Roger now has the following departments on-site: manufacturing, warehouse, operations, administration, management, as well as the electrical and mechanical departments.