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

October 16, 2015

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 both operators and managers, onboard operator based KPIs to allow real time tracking of key production activities and the ability to utilise the available 3G communications network for the collection of all FMS data.

"Through the implementation of the Wencolite FMS we have been able to maintain an efficient mining operation through the accurate collection of operator based KPI data. By focusing on key activities in the mining process we can provide supervisors and individual operators feedback in real time on how they are performing for the shift as well as present them with a summary of same data in a miniature performance review from their previous stint on site when they fly in," said Matthew Antill, mining manager at Thunderbox Mine.

HCA is looking forward to continued success in the fleet management system 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.