In early June, equipment producer Epiroc confirmed it had acquired Canadian wireless connectivity company 3D-P.
3D-P, based in Calgary, focuses on surface mining with its wireless network that can enable mining automation, including teleremote and autonomous operations.
It is currently active in North America, Chile, Peru and Australia.
“Having reliable, high-quality wireless connectivity is key for mining companies that invest in automation and digitalization to strengthen safety and productivity,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc president and CEO.
“We are happy to welcome the excellent team at 3D-P to Epiroc. Together we will ensure that our customers succeed on their automation and digitalization journey.”
In late June, the company made news again when it said it had won a large equipment order for Mexican contractor CoMinVi for use in several mines throughout Mexico.
CoMinVi ordered numerous Epiroc machines including face drilling rigs, production drilling rigs, rock reinforcement rigs, loaders and mine trucks. Aftermarket services, including on-site maintenance supervising and spare parts consignment, will be provided by Epiroc.