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    Hexagon and Dragos unveil technical partnership to strengthen industrial cybersecurity

    Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division today announced a strategic partnership with Dragos, a global leader in cybersecurity for operational technology (OT). Together, the companies aim to revolution... more

  • Orica completes first phase of global payroll implementation

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    Orica completes first phase of global payroll implementation

    Dayforce Inc., a global human capital management provider, announced the successful completion of the first phase of its global payroll and workforce management implementation with Orica Ltd. (ORI), a global mi... more

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    Caterpillar launches next generation Compact Track Loaders

    Caterpillar Inc. has unveiled its latest innovations in the compact track loader segment with the introduction of the all-new Cat 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders. Building upon the success of the D3 serie... more

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    Australian METS sector innovation to propel Lunar Exploration

    Austmine and AROSE are exploring opportunities with NASA, as the agency queries the Australian Mining, Equipment, Technology, and Services (METS) sector for groundbreaking solutions to aid off world exploration... more

  • Hexagon and Dragos unveil technical partnership to strengthen industrial cybersecurity
  • Orica completes first phase of global payroll implementation
  • Caterpillar launches next generation Compact Track Loaders
  • Australian METS sector innovation to propel Lunar Exploration
Idemitsu Australia invests in Graphinex

Idemitsu Australia invests in Graphinex

Idemitsu Australia, a prominent player in the energy sector, has announced a significant strategic investment in Graphinex Pty Ltd, a private graphite battery anode company. This investment, made through Idemitsu's wholly owned subsidiary, Idemitsu Graphite Pty Ltd, is said to highlight the company's commitment to advancing sustainable technologies and supporting the growth of the battery industry. Graphinex holds a portfolio of exploration tenements near Croydon, in Queensland’s northwest minerals province, including the flagship Esmeralda Graphite Project. Graphinex Managing Director Art Malone said: "This marks a pivotal moment for Graphinex, as Idemitsu’s strategic investment and support propels us forward in our journey to supply Battery Active Anode Material and Spherical Graphite to global battery manufacturers, empowering the transition towards cleaner energy solutio... more
Sedgman continues to strengthen position in critical minerals sector

Sedgman continues to strengthen position in critical minerals sector

Sedgman, a member of the CIMIC Group, has announced the acquisition of MinSol Engineering Pty Ltd — a move that marks its third acquisition in the critical minerals processing sector. This strategic acquisition completes Sedgman's vision of becoming a full-service, global provider in the extraction and refining of minerals essential to the rapidly growing clean energy technologies. MinSol Engineering, based in Western Australia, specialises in engineering design and project management for mineral processing facilities and associated infrastructure. The company's core business focuses on engineering hard rock lithium concentration and refining processes — including metallurgical test work, flowsheet development, and detailed design. The acquisition of MinSol Engineering allows Sedgman to expand its capabilities in the critical minerals processing sector, particularly in ha... more
Liebherr reports major growth and investments in 2023

Liebherr reported major growth and investments in 2023

Liebherr's revenue experienced a significant increase compared to the previous year, with growth in 11 of its 13 product segments. The company surpassed its 2022 revenue record by €1,453 million (approximately AU$2.3 million), reaching a total revenue of €9,557 million (approximately $AU15.7 million). This growth was driven by the earthmoving, material handling technology, deep foundation machines, mobile and crawler cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology, and mining product segments, which saw an 11.6 per cent increase over the previous year. Liebherr experienced positive growth in nearly all sales regions, with particularly strong revenue increases in the European Union, Germany, France, Spain, North America (particularly the USA and Mexico), Asia, Oceania, and the Africa, Near and Middle East region. Central and South America, however, saw revenue remain stable. The co... more
NSR

NSR Hire opens new branch in Karratha

In a strategic move aimed at bolstering its presence in the Pilbara region, NSR Hire has just unveiled its latest venture – a brand-new branch in Karratha. This development marks a significant milestone in the company's expansion strategy, further solidifying its commitment to serving clientele in the Western Australian region. The inauguration of the Karratha branch promises a plethora of benefits for both existing and prospective customers. By establishing a local presence, NSR aims to streamline operations and significantly reduce delivery times, offering unparalleled convenience to project sites in the vicinity. This move underscores the company's dedication to enhancing customer experience and fostering stronger relationships within the community. NSR Hire is the civil, mining and construction division of Northside Rentals and has two other branches located in Newm... more
SmartROC C50

Epiroc releases new long feed version of SmartROC C50

The class-leading SmartROC C50 will now be available with a choice of two feeds, the standard feed or a long feed. This rig combines high penetration rates with superior hole quality – even in the most challenging conditions. The long feed enables this COPROD rig to deliver even more metres per shift by increasing drilling time and reducing the time changing rods. Additionally, less rod changing reduces wear on consumables and helps lower fuel costs. This makes this machine even more cost effective. The SmartROC C50 is one of fastest, safest, and most efficient drill rigs available on the market. The well-known surface drill rig is a favoured choice for contractors and mining customers who require both raw power and precision. This is due to the COPROD technology, which offers the unique combination of precision and speed. Together with the new long feed this rig w... more

MEC Mining expands into Environmental Services Portfolio with strategic acquisition of METServe

The Australian-based global technical services firm, MEC Mining continues its substantial growth in the resources sector with the recent acquisition of environmental services company METServe. The combined service offering will encompass all aspects of environmental services previously provided by METServe. This includes approvals, impact assessment, environmental management, closure and rehabilitation, ecology, social, GIS analysis, cartography, and more. MEC Mining CEO, Christofer Catania highlighted that the acquisition complements MEC’s portfolio. “METServe has a 20-year history of working within industry on successful project approvals across the federal, state, and territory levels in Australia.” “It’s exciting to bring METServe into the MEC group, our combined services offerings and mutual focus on supporting our clients as journey partners makes this a fantastic st... more
Mendiger Basalt upgrades to Epiroc HB 7000 Hydraulic Breaker

Mendiger Basalt upgrades to Epiroc HB 7000 Hydraulic Breaker

Mendiger Basalt Schmitz Naturstein GmbH & Co. KG has recently chosen to upgrade its operations with the Epiroc HB 7000 hydraulic breaker. This decision reflects the company's ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and sustainability at its basalt quarry in the scenic Eifel region of Germany. Having relied on Epiroc hydraulic breakers for primary breaking since 2012, Mendiger Basalt's transition to the HB 7000 marks a significant advancement in its equipment lineup. The new HB 7000 hydraulic breaker is outfitted with the HATCON fleet management system, which aims to further streamline Mendiger Basalt's operations. A notable aspect of this upgrade is Mendiger Basalt's adoption of a full-service rental agreement for the first time. This comprehensive agreement covers not just equipment maintenance, but also wear parts and consumables, ensuring optimal performance and minimal downti... more