HOUSTON, TX – February 3, 2012 – CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. (CRC-Evans®) announces a new distributor agreement with Laurini Officine Meccaniche (Laurini), an internationally acclaimed pipeline equipment design and fabrication leader based out of Busseto, Italy. Under the terms of the agreement, CRC-Evans will have rights to exclusively distribute Laurini screening padding machines in North and South America, as well as exclusive distribution rights for all Laurini products in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
The Laurini screening padding machines are primarily used to provide "soft" fill around a pipeline as it is laid to protect the pipeline coating from large objects that may be in the spoil pile used to cover the pipe once it is in a ditch. Laurini also manufactures rock crushing equipment for use both in or along-side the ditch in extremely rocky areas where no fines are available to screen. Plus, they manufacture multipurpose tractors suitable as welding tractors, pipe carriers and many other functions. Demand has increased for padding equipment in recent years, as the importance of protecting pipeline coating is fully realized.
The inclusion of Laurini screening and crusher padding machines significantly reinforces CRC-Evans' extensive portfolio with products that match CRC-Evans' reputation for high-quality, respected and reliable designs. Furthermore, Laurini's products are compatible with the equipment CRC- Evans currently sells and rents.
"Our relationship with Laurini now provides us with a wider scope of equipment to rent or sell, so that we can meet the needs of our customer base as comprehensively and readily as possible," said Joost Van Heuveln President of CRC-Evans Americas. "Entering into this agreement with Laurini has outstanding potential to serve as a valuable, collaborative forum for innovative product development. Sharing CRC-Evans' ideas for applications and experience with Laurini's creative engineering and first-class fabrication capabilities allows us to provide the most complete breadth of services for our customers and their projects."