Epiroc has teamed up with Lazarus & Lazarus to expand its reach into the Honduras mining and construction market.Lazarus & Lazarus will become a distributor of the Sweden-based OEM’s products, Epiroc said.The tie-up is part of a wider plan to expand the service network offering of Epiroc’s CVCA subsidiary, according to Bjorn Tisell, Regional Manager of Epiroc CVCA. Epiroc CVCA serves the Colombia, Venezuela, Central America and Caribbean markets. It is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia, and has offices, service workshops and warehouses in Medellin and Panama City.Tisell said Honduras has potential in the mining and construction markets that needs to be developed with environmentally-friendly and safe technologies for personnel working in the drilling and excavation processes.One of the more prominent mines in Honduras is the El Mochito mine, in the Department of Santa Barbara. The underground zinc-lead-silver asset has been in almost constant operation since 1948 and was recently re-started by Ascendant Resources. It is expected to produce 85 MIb-95 MIb of zinc-equivalent this year.