One of the world’s leading companies in supplying equipment and machinery for the mining industry began its productive journey about 130 years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Back in 1884, Joy Global Inc. first offered repair services and machinery assembling for manufacturing companies.
Their business line has certainly transformed since its establishment by now offering heavy machinery solutions to major mining companies, providing a vast array of blasting, crushing, excavating, loading, and hauling machinery, as well as original replacement parts for such equipment. Joy Global’s sales and rentals are a necessary resource for coal mining, copper extraction, iron mining, oil sands, gold extraction and other mining activities.
During the corporation’s 100 year-plus history, Joy Global’s products and services have settled in different markets worldwide; its presence is very important in Latin America, specifically in countries such as Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, where the corporation has subsidiaries.
The corporation’s Peruvian affiliate opened in 1977, following through with the goal of supplying innovative products and solutions for mining, also covers neighboring countries such as Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Joy Global’s product line in Peru offers P&H electric shovels, drills, draglines and front-end loaders; also crushing and conveying systems and components, hydraulic excavators and trucks from Hitachi, heavy duty air conditioning systems, G.E.T. hardware, Prodinsa and Bridon wire rope and other products. “For years, we’ve been perceived as an equipment and replacement part sales division, but we are changing that by becoming service providers, supporting our clients according to their needs and problems,” said Cesar Cruz-Saco, CEO for Joy Global Peru.
Cruz-Saco graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. During his 15-year tenure in Joy Global he has been in charge of operations in Peru and Chile; he was named CEO in 2007. Cruz-Saco previously served the education, food and chemical sectors.