Komatsu’s Australian subsidiary has acquired MineWare, a mining equipment solutions provider based in Queensland.
MineWare provides systems for loading equipment such as draglines as well as rope and hydraulic shovels in mines, enhancing their payloads and visualising excavating positions.
It also has an advanced technology portfolio to improve the loading process, which boosts productivity on mining operations.
Komatsu automates mining equipment using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and enhances worker safety and productivity through connecting jobsite data on open platforms.
With the acquisition, Komatsu can implement MineWare’s solutions into its equipment to help operators optimise their mining operations.
MineWare CEO Andrew Jessett said, “With several potential partnership opportunities in the last year, what appealed about Komatsu was the ability for MineWare to remain a highly independent entity.”
“Komatsu is the right partner to support MineWare’s next level of growth, giving us the ability to expand our global footprint quickly into new markets.”