Epiroc to buy majority of mine wireless connectivity solutions company Radlink

Epiroc, the leading productivity and sustainability partner to the mining and infrastructure industries, says it has agreed to acquire a majority stake (53%) of Radlink, an Australian company that provides mines with wireless connectivity solutions.

Radlink, headquartered in Perth, Australia, designs, delivers, and integrates wireless data and voice communication networks and supporting infrastructure to surface and underground mines throughout Australia. Epiroc said: “Robust wireless networks are vital to support mining automation, including autonomous and teleremote solutions, which in turn strengthen safety and productivity.”

The company has approximately 330 employees and had revenues in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, of about A$145 million (SEK 1,040 million). “Radlink’s powerful network connectivity solutions will support Epiroc as we continue to provide mining companies with automation and digital solutions that make operations safer and more efficient,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “We look forward to welcoming the strong team at Radlink to Epiroc.” The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Radlink is well known for supplying a range of wireless connectivity options for mines. Using a combination of fixed base station towers, mobile trailers and skids, relocation is quick and easy each time the operation changes.

Technologies supplied include TETRA nodes – TETRA is short for Terrestrial Trunked Radio, which is an accepted open digital radio standard for critical communications. Radlink has been at the forefront of TETRA in Australia and designed WA’s first TETRA digital radio system and the first multi-site system. It has also built three, four and five-site TETRA systems for mines in the Pilbara. Radlink also supplies mesh networks, microwave point to point and WiMAX solutions.