Hitachi secure Wencomine FMS contract at St Ives

November 12, 2015

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (November 12, 2015) — 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 objectives identified during the FMS selection process, with the final decision guided by the maturity of Wenco FMS solutions combined with the comprehensive local service and support of HCA.


"HCA are very excited to have been chosen to supply the Wencomine FMS to Gold Fields' St Ives Operations as it clearly showcases the benefits of partnering with companies at the forefront of mining technology such as HCA and Wenco," commented Jayson Bebek, National FMS Manager at HCA.

St Ives stands to realize significant operational improvements through the use of Wenco's Dynamic Dispatch module and the ability to guide operators to design with centimetre-accurate high-precision GPS. Other key features of the FMS required by Gold Fields included increasing tire life through the collection of real-time tire data using TireMax and integrating production and maintenance data from the primarily Komatsu fleet and third-party reporting systems via the Wenco Data Exchange Service.

"Not only does HCA have the capability to supply, install, and commission Wencomine fleet management solutions, HCA has the ability to service and support our clients directly from the network of local Hitachi branches. Parts and spares being held in these regional branches give Wenco FMS clients increased confidence in maintaining the uptime of their FMS system," Bebek continued.

The award of the Gold Fields FMS contract cements the success of the HCA distributor agreement with Wenco, as it will mark the fourth successful deployment of Wenco fleet management solutions in Australia since April 2015.

HCA is looking forward to continued success through 2016 in the fleet management and mining technology space as the exclusive distributor of Wenco's range of fleet management systems in Oceania.

About Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is the exclusive distributor of Wenco International Mining Systems' (Wenco) Fleet Management Solutions in Oceania. HCA has a dedicated team of professional mining technologists to service and support the growing Wenco user group in the region. From stand-alone systems to suit dozers, excavators and drills and scalable fleet management systems for mining operations of all sizes, HCA and Wenco have a solution to help get more out of your mine.

About Wenco International Mining Systems

For over 30 years, Wenco International Mining Systems has worked with mining companies to extract unrealized value. Under this mission, Wenco has developed an integrated suite of solutions to support the digital transformation of the mining industry. Fleet management, asset health, data analytics, and other technologies join together in the spirit of open interoperability and scalability to raise mine productivity and efficiency, lower routine costs, and establish a safe and smooth mining operation.

Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.