Wenco Fleet Management System Commissioned at Meadowbank Mine

July 3, 2013

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 on a total of 38 pieces of equipment, including eight high-precision BenchManager™ systems on excavators, loaders, and backhoes.

"Our fleet management system will give Meadowbank mine enhanced ability to maximize worker health and safety while improving productivity and availability of equipment and personnel," explains Wenco Vice President of Sales and Marketing Glen Trainor. "Additionally, our ruggedized hardware can operate without difficulty in the extreme cold weather environment of the low arctic.

"Meadowbank began producing gold in 2010 and is expected to produce over a million ounces of gold from 2013 to 2015, with an expected mine life through 2018.

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 to raise mine productivity and efficiency, lower routine costs, and establish a safe and smooth mining operation. 

A Hitachi company since 2009, Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

www.wencomine.com

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