Epiroc acquires mining sensor company
By Andy Brown09 July 2021
Infrastructure and mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc has announced that it has acquired Mining Tag S.A., a Chilean company that provides sensor-based solutions that strengthen safety and productivity in mines by making operations smarter.
Mining Tag, based in Santiago, Chile, develops and implements sensor-based solutions that allow monitoring, automation and process improvement of mining operations. The solutions are mainly used in underground mining.
The company’s solutions include MT OneMine for increased productivity and MT Guardian for improved safety. Mining Tag is active in several countries in Latin America and has approximately 120 employees.
“Intelligent mining solutions are the future,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “Together with the innovative team at Mining Tag we will strengthen our smart digitalisation offering to customers in Latin America and beyond.”
Epiroc recently also announced the acquisition of geophysical data technology company Kinetic Logging Services (KLS).
Australia-based KLS is known for its flagship service product OreSight, which collects borehole assay data and grade information in near real-time. It allows mining – and companies in the geotechnical engineering and environmental management sectors – to produce more detailed blast pad models, that can then be used to make “improved decisions on production and ore blending”.