Press Releases

Want insider knowledge about Wenco’s R&D?

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (February 17, 2017) – Itching to know more about the real advantages of mining technology? Swing by the Colorado Convention Center next week for our series of presentations at the SME Annual Conference & Expo, happening in Denver, Colorado. On Tuesday, February 21, our experts will deliver a set of papers [ … ]

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Two new sales deepen Wenco’s relationship with Polyus

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (February 14, 2017) — Mines from Polyus Gold in Russia can now run simpler, smarter, and safer thanks to their suites of Wenco mining technology. Polyus Gold recently awarded Wenco contracts to supply the automated mine management systems for two of the largest gold mines on Earth — Natalka and Verninskoye. These [ … ]

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Investing in African Mining Indaba kicks off 2017 trade show season

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (January 30, 2017) – We’re on the road again, as Wenco’s 2017 trade show season kicks off next week at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa. From February 6 to 9, we’re joining the other key players in African mining at the Cape Town International Convention [ … ]

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Wishing you well this holiday season

We’d like to take this moment to wish each and every one of you a truly wonderful holiday season this year. We’ve had an incredible year here at Wenco and we hope the very best for you and yours moving into the new year. So all our staff can recollect and celebrate with their [ … ]

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Sale, trade show heat up Wenco’s business in India

KOLKATA, INDIA (December 2, 2016) — With a new system sale and a big splash at a trade show, Wenco is growing more popular with Indian miners every day. Leading up to our System 6 preview at MINExpo International 2016, Wenco secured a major contract with Montecarlo Limited. One of India’s largest private construction companies, [ … ]

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As founder retires, Pyne to head Wenco as new President and CEO

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (October 7, 2016) — We’re excited to announce that mining technology veteran Andrew Pyne is taking the helm as President and CEO of Wenco on October 12, following the retirement of founder Phil Walshe on October 11. Pyne comes to us bringing more than two decades of leadership in the mining [ … ]

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Activity Dispatch now available to manage tie-downs automatically

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (August 22, 2016) – Mines can now claw back even more wasted time thanks to the newest advancement in dispatching from Wenco — Activity Dispatch. Activity Dispatch erases the unnecessary time spent on shift change, meal breaks, and other short pauses in production. It loads these scheduled delays into its shift [ … ]

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Wenco to unveil System 6 at MINExpo 2016

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (August 10, 2016) — With the leaps in Wenco technology set to debut at MINExpo 2016, the mining industry is about to enter a whole new future of better performance. From September 26 to September 28, Wenco will join the other top innovators in mining at MINExpo International, the world’s largest [ … ]

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Online training now available through Wenco Learning

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (May 9, 2016) – Wenco International Mining Systems is thrilled to announce the release of our latest solution to help mines work smarter — Wenco Learning. Wenco Learning marks a new way forward for educating people in mining IT systems. This online training portal teaches our clients to use their Wenco [ … ]

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Wenco releases Avoca Intelligence Suite for Mining

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (April 4, 2016) – The data analysis power of business intelligence comes to the mining industry with the newest solution from Wenco — Avoca Intelligence Suite. Our analytics package helps mines understand more about their operation through interactive visualizations that make raw numbers meaningful. Through Avoca, mines can explore the wealth [ … ]

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Readyline helps mines stop equipment problems before they start

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 22, 2016) – With each new release of Readyline in 2016, mines get closer and closer to stopping all equipment problems before they start. Wenco’s asset health management system changed the way mines monitored machine condition when it debuted in 2015. The original Readyline took data from OEM systems and [ … ]

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Wenco to present Fuel Dispatch white paper at SME 2016 next week

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (February 19, 2016) – Wenco’s trade show season moves right along, as we get ready to present our white paper “Increasing Truck Uptime Through Automated Fuel Dispatching in the Alberta Oil Sands” at the SME Annual Conference & Expo next week. From February 21 to 24, Wenco will join exhibitors at [ … ]

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Ambatovy chooses Wenco for ore control, fuel efficiency

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (January 14, 2016) – Ambatovy has just selected Wenco to provide its fleet management system (FMS) at one of the largest lateritic nickel mines in the world. Located on the East Coast of Madagascar, Ambatovy produces upwards of 60,000 tonnes of nickel and 5,600 tonnes of cobalt each year. With this [ … ]

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Hitachi secure Wencomine FMS contract at St Ives

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is pleased to announce that it has been contracted to supply the Wencomine fleet management system (FMS) at Gold Fields’ St Ives Gold Mine, 80 km south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The Wencomine FMS was selected by Gold Fields for its ability to enhance several of their key business [ … ]

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Wenco opens new sales office in Peru

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (October 29, 2015) — Wenco International Mining Systems is delighted to announce our new sales office located in Lima, Peru. Previously, our customers throughout South America received sales and support for their intelligent mining systems exclusively through our office in Santiago, Chile. With the advancing mine industry in Peru, Wenco has [ … ]

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Wencolite Fleet Management System is a great fit at Saracen Metals’ Thunderbox Mine

BRISBANE, QLD, AUSTRALIA (October 16, 2015) — Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has recently completed a successful deployment of the Wencolite Fleet Management System (FMS) at Saracen Metals’ Thunderbox Mine in Western Australia. Photo credit Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd. The key drivers behind Saracen selecting the Wencolite FMS included the ease of use for [ … ]

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Polyus Gold Awards High-Precision Contract to Wenco

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (September 3, 2015) – The Krasnoyarsk Division of Polyus Gold has chosen Wenco International Mining Systems to supply its high-precision machine guidance systems for shovels and drills at three mine sites in Eastern Siberia, Russia. Wenco, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery, has provided the fleet management system (FMS) at Polyus’s [ … ]

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Fuel Dispatch can extend time between fueling over 30%

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (July 29, 2015) — A Wenco client site in Alberta, Canada, has seen exceptional results while using Fuel Dispatch. Since January, a key operator in the Canadian oil sands has experimented with Wenco Fuel Dispatch, the automated fuel dispatching add-on to the Wencomine fleet management system. In that time, the site [ … ]

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We’re moving! New Wenco HQ Coming this Summer

We’re moving! Wenco’s recent growth has prompted us to seek a new location for our expanding team and operations. As of this summer, August 4, Wenco will be headquartered at the following address: Crestwood Corporate Centre Suite 100 – 13777 Commerce Parkway Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2X3 Our new head office comes with extra [ … ]

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia assumes distribution of Wenco in Asia-Pacific

Our relationship with our parent company, Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), has just grown stronger with a new exclusive distribution agreement in the Asia-Pacific region. As of April 1, 2015, all Wenco products and frontline technical support services throughout Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea will be handled directly by Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia [ … ]

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Local expertise lands Wenco FMS contract for Whitehaven Coal mine in Australia

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (August 7, 2014) — On-the-ground service in Australia has netted Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. the contract to provide the fleet management system for Whitehaven Coal’s new operation in New South Wales. Currently under construction, the Maules Creek Project broke ground in January. One of the last major undeveloped coal deposits [ … ]

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Wenco expands service to US with new offices in Colorado, Arizona, Texas

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (July 22, 2014) – With new offices in the United States, Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. now offers improved in-country sales, service, and support to American clients of its mine fleet management and high-precision navigation systems. Led by North American Sales Manager Richard Tagge, Wenco’s first American office opened in Denver [ … ]

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Wenco Acquires APS

Wenco and APS Combine Global Expertise to Deliver Solutions for All Mines VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – April 15, 2014 – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Automated Positioning Systems (APS), a supplier of GNSS solutions for mining, earthmoving and land rehabilitation sectors. Since its founding in 2003, APS [ … ]

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Wenco Enters Indonesian Market alongside Hexindo at KPUC Mine

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (April 3, 2014) – Working with Wenco’s Indonesian distributor PT Hexindo Adiperkasa Tbk (Hexindo), Wenco Fleet Management Systems (Wenco) has been selected by PT Kayan Putra Utama Coal (KPUC) to install Wenco’s fleet management system at their coal mine in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Wenco has begun deployment of the first phase of [ … ]

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Mount Polley copper mine selects Wenco Fleet Management System

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (April 2014) –  Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is excited to announce a contract with Imperial Metals Corporation to supply the Mount Polley mine with the Wenco Fleet Management System and Mobile Supervisor Terminals. Mount Polley is an open pit copper and gold mine with a developing underground project, located in south-central British Columbia. The [ … ]

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Wenco Fleet Management System selected for Meandu mine in Eastern Australia

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 2014) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been selected to supply fleet management and high-precision GPS solutions for the Meandu coal mine in Eastern Australia. The Meandu mine is located 24.8 kilometers south-east of Kingaroy in the South Burnett region and supplies the adjacent [ … ]

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Wenco systems at Roy Hill, a new high-technology iron ore mine in Australia

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (January 2014) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been contracted to supply the Wenco Fleet Management System at the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Roy Hill project has a defined mineralisation of more than 2.4 billion tonnes of +55% [ … ]

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Wenco Expands Global Presence with New East Australia Staff

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (November 2013)  –  As part of Wenco’s continuing dedication to support mining clients worldwide, Wenco is proud to announce the addition of Wenco staff in Brisbane, Australia. While Wenco already had existing offices in Perth, Australia the company wanted to add an East coast presence to provide additional support to clients [ … ]

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Surface Mine Safety: Equipment Navigation and Awareness Software Released

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (October 2013) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is excited to introduce PitNav and Fleet Awareness, two new navigation and awareness applications for surface mining operations. PitNav is a fully integrated visual GPS navigation system for mine truck fleets incorporating turn-by-turn directions, speed monitoring, haul cycle, and production information. PitNav displays navigation [ … ]

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Better Mine Data Access: Tablet Tools Make Wenco Reports Easy

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (October 2013) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is proud to announce the release of its new web-based reporting suite consisting of two applications, Dashboard and Reports. Running on HTML5 and viewable on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, Dashboard and Reports are designed to give dispatchers, supervisors, planners, and mine managers the most [ … ]

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Wenco Fleet Management System Commissioned at Meadowbank Mine

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (July 2013) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is excited to announce that its fleet management system has been commissioned at the Agnico Eagle Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut Territory, Canada. Meadowbank is a low arctic operation located about 2,600 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Wenco MobileOT™ hardware and software components were installed [ … ]

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Damtshaa Diamond Mine to Install Wenco Fleet Management System

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 2013) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is excited to announce that Debswana is installing the Wenco Fleet Management System at their Damtshaa diamond mine. The Damtshaa mine is located in NE Botswana and Debswana is a joint venture between the De Beers Corporation and the Government of Botswana. Damtshaa, which [ … ]

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Wenco to Supply Koniambo Nickel SAS with Fleet Management System

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 2013) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is proud to announce a contract with Koniambo Nickel SAS to supply the Wenco Fleet Management System. The Koniambo mining project is located in New Caledonia, one of the most important nickel producing areas in the world. Koniambo Nickel SAS, a joint venture of [ … ]

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Third Chilean Copper Mine for Wenco

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (May 2012) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is proud to announce the completion of the sale of their Fleet Management System (FMS) to the Sierra Gorda Copper Mine in Chile. Serving a fleet of 107 pieces of equipment including haul trucks, shovels and auxiliary units, and including the installation of [ … ]

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Wenco Adds Two More Russian Sites

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (February 2012) – Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. has been officially awarded two distinct mine fleet management contracts in the emerging Russian mining market. The first of these contracts came in August of 2011 with Blagodotnoye, home to one of the largest gold producing enterprises in Russia followed by Severalmaz, Europe’s [ … ]

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Robust FMS for the Strongest of Metals

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (June 2011) – Steel. It’s the robust material in most things we use on a daily basis. Steel is formed with iron and when a busy mine produces 2.8 million tons of fluxed iron-bearing pellets yearly, it needs an equally robust and efficient Wenco Fleet Management System (FMS) to maximize its [ … ]

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Flexible Wenco Software Option Implemented at Teck’s Quebrada Blanca

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (January 2011) – Teck, Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, has purchased Wenco’s Fleet Control fleet management software and Bench Manager high precision software for their Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Northern Chile. Wenco will provide industry leading software, expert software installation and certified training to the mine [ … ]

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Wenco Signs Largest Ever Contract

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (October 2010) – In what is officially the largest deal in company history, Wenco International Mining Systems Limited has secured a contract for the supply and installation of Wenco’s Fleet Management System (FMS) to four of Coal India Limited’s (CIL) mines. Sonepur Bazari, Gevra, Kusmunda, and Dipka will receive implementation of [ … ]

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Ferrexpo Poltava Mining to install Wenco Fleet Management Systems

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (September 2010) – Looking to achieve a 10% improvement in productivity, Poltava has chosen Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. to install their Fleet Management System for use with 135 trucks and shovels, 16 High Precision Drills, and 54 Auxiliary units. The 54 pieces of Auxiliary Equipment will be monitored using Wenco’s [ … ]

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Teck Fording River Installs Wenco Software

  RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (June 2010) – Teck Coal Ltd has chosen Wenco Software for operations at Fording River located 29km northeast of Elkford, BC. Coal mined at Fording River is primarily metallurgical coal, although a small amount of thermal coal is also produced. The current annual production capacity of the mine is 8.0 [ … ]

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Vasilkovsky Selects Wenco for Vasilkovsky Gold

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (May 2010) – Vasilkovsky has chosen to install the Wenco Fleet Management System on the entire fleet at Vasilkovksy Gold mine, the largest gold deposit in the central Asian state of Kazakhstan with proven reserves of 370 tonnes. The system to be installed at Vasilkovsky is specifically designed to automatically assign [ … ]

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