Komatsu acquires Mine Site Technologies

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Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire Mine Site Technologies (MST), a provider of operational optimization platforms for underground mining that leverage communication devices and position tracking systems.

“Empowering its customers growing use of digitalization and automation to improve safety and productivity, Komatsu plans to work with MST Global to help customers build digital ecosystems with real-time insights and alerts, voice and communication technologies, software solutions, robust network infrastructure and wireless and geospatial technologies,” the equipment supplier said in a release.

With a global customer base, MST Global offers a platform to visualize and monitor the underground mining environment and enable control from a remote operations center.

By adding MST Global’s expertise in the introduction of communication devices and optimization platforms, Komatsu aims to enhance the speed at which it offers advanced technology solutions, including the automation and teleoperation of mining equipment underground.