MacLean bringing Torex-bound BEV Scissor Lift to Acapulco mining show

MacLean Engineering is bringing the first of its multi-unit battery electric utility vehicle fleet, destined for Torex’s Media Luna project, to the Convencion International de Mineria 2023 taking place in Acapulco, Mexico from October 24 through 27. The company’s booth will feature a MacLean EV SeriesTM SL3 Scissor Lift that was fully manufactured at the company’s 100,000+ square-foot facility in Queretaro, Mexico, and will be staffed by MacLean Mexicana management, sales, and product support specialists, as well as senior leadership from the company’s corporate head office in Canada.

MacLean is one of two global mining equipment manufacturers selected as fleet suppliers by Torex Gold for their Media Luna Project in Guerrero State, Mexico. The fleet of MacLean battery electric mining vehicles (BEVs) at Media Luna will include a full suite of underground mining utility vehicles – explosives chargers, elevated work platforms, graders, and material transporters.

“This is the first MacLean BEV fleet deployment outside of Canada, building on the years of learnings we’ve had on the battery electric mining frontlines in Ontario and Quebec and soon, in Australia and Mexico, all of which will help catapult our in-country support and training capabilities,” states Tony Caron, VP Sales – Global. “I couldn’t be prouder of the MacLean team in Mexico, or more humbled by the responsibility that Torex has bestowed on us to support their diesel-free mining leadership at Media Luna.”

“This vote of confidence from Torex in our EV product line means so much to me personally and the company in general, as it is both a validation and a challenge,” notes Rene Valle, GM Mexico and the Caribbean. “With the Media Luna Project, we know the mining world is watching and we will not disappoint. I can’t wait to reconnect with industry colleagues in Acapulco to share our fleet electrification story to date and show them first-hand what our BEV innovation looks like, knowing that the rise of MacLean Mexicana and our in-country manufacturing and site support will be able to contribute in such a direct and meaningful way to Torex’s decarbonisation efforts.”