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Trimble Acquires Mining Information Systems

U.S. based Trimble Navigation Limited has announced the acquisition of Mining Information Systems (MIS). Financial terms were not disclosed but the purc...

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|Jun 10|magazine5 min read

U.S. based Trimble Navigation Limited has announced the acquisition of Mining Information Systems (MIS). Financial terms were not disclosed but the purchase will help Trimble expand its mining solutions.

The acquisition will give Trimble more capabilities to improve productivity, profitability, and safety by providing a more complete view of geospatial, productivity, workforce, and cost data across functional areas, allowing enhanced operational and strategic decision making.

"Productivity applications in functional areas such as drill and blast, haulage and materials processing have improved operational efficiencies, but the value of this data has not been fully realized since it is not readily collected and integrated for a complete, site-wide view. MIS offers an enterprise-level system that unlocks data and metrics from across functional areas for a complete view of mine productivity and profitability for decision makers across planning, operations and finance," said Nathan Pugh, business area director of Trimble's Mining Division. "Trimble offers high levels of accuracy in geospatial solutions today and with the enterprise-level mine information platform, we can increase the use and value of geospatial data and other data sources for our customers."

Headquartered in Perth, Australia, MIS provides information systems for data required for enterprise-wide monitoring and management of mining and ore processing operations. MIS collects and integrates data across functional areas and sources, enabling increased mine productivity and better decision making for mining customers.

"We share Trimble's vision that mines can be more productive, more profitable and safer with improved reporting and use of geospatial technology, productivity, product quality, risk and cost information at the enterprise level," said David Prance, managing director of MIS. "Trimble's leadership and expertise in geospatial technologies will be integral to productivity and inventory control applications in the resources sector."

Trimble Navigation Limited integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions.