Euroforgroup and the BIA Group sign a partnership agreement

Euroforgroup and the BIA Group sign a partnership agreement

23 February 2021

Euroforgroup and BIA sign a distribution agreement for the Furukawa and RTDrill brands in Central and West Africa, thus strengthening their presence in these territories.

For more than 40 years, Euroforgroup has been distributing drilling machines and equipments in France, Maghreb and Central and West Africa.

The family enterprise managed by Hervé Cohade is the exclusive and historical representative of the Furukawa brand in these regions.

Euroforgroup has made drilling its core business and has diversified its trading activities, through rental and training (Foraloc) and the manufacture and trading of drilling equipment (Technidrill). The group also acquired two drilling rig manufacturers TM Bohrtechnik in Austria and Reichdrill in the United States in 2013 and 2017 respectively – now called RTDrill.

By offering a complete range of drilling machines and equipment, Euroforgroup meets the most specific needs of its customers in exploration, water drilling, special foundations and mining and quarry. Thanks to the complementarity of Furukawa and RTDrill range, the French group is positions itself as the challenger among the world leaders in the drilling market.

On the strength of its expertise and experience, Euroforgroup places the customer at the centre of its strategy: on the one hand in product development and on the other hand in support and after-sales service.

BIA and Euroforgroup, two family-owned companies sharing the same passion for client satisfaction, development of services tailored to specific situations, join their forces in West and Central Africa in order to expand their presence, range of products and proximity aiming at increasing customer satisfaction, both in the field of construction and in mining.” Hervé Cohade Président of Euroforgroup

BIA has been active since 1902 and recognized by its customers for the quality of its products and services in the mining and quarrying, construction, transport and energy sectors. Present in more than 20 countries in West and Central Africa as well as in the Benelux regions, the family-owned group distinguishes itself through the extent of its network and state-of-the-art technical facilities close to its clients’ operations.

Continuously developing its capabilities and expertise to meet the ever-growing customer needs, BIA provides a wide range of solutions including: equipment sales, structured financing solutions, supply chain management, maintenance and repair contracts, training as well as technological innovations to increase the safety and productivity of job sites.

“As a complete solution provider, we consider drill rigs to be an integral part of our offering for mining, quarry and construction customers. With its expertise on both product and application, Eurofor is a first-class partner complementing BIA’s assets. I am confident about the capacity of both Eurofor and BIA teams to build a strong partnership that serves our customer better than ever.” – Vincent Bia, CEO of BIA Group.

Sharing the same values and the same vision, Euroforgroup and BIA are sealing a partnership combining the Drilling expertise with an established and recognized network in Africa. The two family groups aim to be closer to their customers by offering them a range of complementary products and technical support as close as possible to their operations. Hervé Cohade, President Euroforgroup

BIA will represent Euroforgroup in the following countries:

West Africa: Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger.

Central Africa: Chad, Cameroon, Central Africa, DRC

For more information, contact :

Meriem Lovo, Euroforgroup Marketing Manager,