Mine Site Technologies (MST) has announced that it has appointed Mining Consultancy Services (MCS) as its exclusive reseller and implementation partner for coal mine solutions in South Africa.
In a statement, MST said the partnership brought “together the highly respected international industry expertise and production optimisation consultancy services of MCS, with the technology innovation of MST.”
MST provides technology solutions to improve mine operations and safety, and is successfully installed in over 500 mines worldwide. The company has a 25 year history of providing critical communications networks and solutions for automation-enablement, production optimisation, vehicle and personnel tracking, and safety in underground and surface mining applications.
Jurie van Rensburg, regional manager for MST in Africa, said that MCS’s knowledge of the South African market would prove invaluable in the coming months. Rensburg said there were “great opportunities for mining organizations to derive business ROI from the operational optimization technology and services” provided by MST.
The formal agreement will allow MST to expand its market base in South Africa. The two companies have previously worked together over a period of several years in both South Africa and the international mining market.
While MST will provide critical network design, solution architecture and other specialist support, MCS will be responsible for overall sales, consulting, implementation and maintenance services.
Zaais van Zyl, MCS Managing Director said: “Local customers will benefit from the value both organisations bring to the table in this union. MST solutions provide access to live operational data, which is critical in order to derive actionable business intelligence for timely and effective decision-making; while MCS has the credentials to ensure organisations will achieve tangible outcomes from deploying this enabling technology. This is a key imperative in our industry today.”
For MST, this partnership accelerates its aggressive growth plans for the coal sector in South Africa.
“By partnering with MCS, we are bringing our industry leading solutions to market through an organisation that understands the operational and business issues faced by coal mines today. That translates to optimised output, minimised costs and reduced risk for customers,” said Roy Pater, MST sales director for Africa and Australia.
“The partnership is a great business proposition for MST and MCS, and at the end of the day it’s our customers who will come out winners with technology deployments that add real value to their operations,” he added.
Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson
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