Investing in African Mining Indaba kicks off 2017 trade show season

January 30, 2017

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 Centre for the largest mining event in Africa. The conference provides a prime opportunity for delegates around the world to interact with a focus on African commodities and their development.

"It's always been such a great event for us," said Stefan Ströh, African regional manager of Wenco. "We've seen a tremendous amount of growth in Africa these past few years. So, we always love having an opportunity to connect with people across the continent."

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Investing in African Mining Indaba also gives Wenco an opportunity to show our upcoming System 6 to the region.

The sixth version of our mine performance suite comes with major upgrades to our core applications, as well as several brand-new mining solutions. Flagship applications such as Fleet Control and MineVision feature a brand new, integrated interface. Fleet Awareness V2X scales up our safety systems to give miners practical collision avoidance. An overhauled TireMax now includes a comprehensive tire management system to let mines track tires throughout their lifecycle. The Avoca Intelligence Suite brings business intelligence to the pit, letting operations access and analyze their wealth of mining data. And, even more solutions join our product family to make mining simpler, smarter, and safer.

"It's an exciting time for Wenco," said Ströh. "We're really making headway in helping mines use technology to do so much more — be safer, leaner, more productive."

Our African team members Ruan Knoetze and Stefan Ströh will be available throughout the conference to discuss our solutions and answer questions. Stop by the Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe display at Booth 201 to find out how we can help.

Along with the Investing in African Mining Indaba, Wenco is attending these other trade shows in 2017:

Take note: At SME, our experts are set to deliver a series of papers on collision avoidance, e-learning, and business intelligence for mining. It's a rare opportunity to hear an in-depth exploration of the research, analysis, and design that goes into Wenco solutions. Don't miss it!

For more information about our products and trade show participation, please contact Marketing Supervisor Geoff Gauthier at or 604.270.8277.

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.