Epiroc Drilling Solutions Invests in Autonomous Mining Solutions Business
Acquired Part of ASI Mining LLC
Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC, a productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, acquired part of ASI Mining LLC, a U.S.-based company that provides technology solutions for the autonomous operation of mining vehicles.
Epiroc has acquired 34-percent of ASI Mining, which is based in Mendon, Utah and is a subsidiary of Autonomous Solutions Inc. Its products include on-board hardware and software that convert vehicles to autonomous operation, as well as system level software platforms for command and control of autonomous fleets across various mining applications. The solutions integrate with various mobile mining equipment, regardless of make or model, and are used by mining customers globally. The business is estimated to have revenues in 2018 of more than $6 million.
“We believe in the ASI Mining vision and the benefits they can bring to the mining community,” says Jose Manuel Sanchez, president of Drilling Solutions at Epiroc. “We’re excited about the potential that can be realized through the ASI products and Epiroc global footprint in mining.”
“A decade ago, we started the Pit Viper automation program that has now led to a paradigm change in how drilling is done in surface mining,” says Jon Torpy, vice president of marketing drilling solutions at Epiroc. “We see that the ASI Mining solutions will also fundamentally change the industry toward higher productivity and improved safety. We are excited about the potential that exists when we work together to bring new solutions to the mining community.”
With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation, and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has more than 13,000 employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.
Epiroc Drilling Solutions is a division within the Mining and Infrastructure business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of rotary drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, water well, aggregate, and shallow oil and gas applications worldwide. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Garland, Texas. Learn more at www.epiroc.com.