Ausdrill announces new strategic partnership with SITECH WA

SITECH WA, a provider of innovative technology solutions for mining operations in Western Australia, has announced a strategic partnership with Ausdrill, one of the largest drilling services providers in Australia. This collaboration the partners say “is set to lead in a new era of safety, precision, and efficiency for mining professionals” as SITECH WA introduces Trimble Groundworks machine guidance technology across Ausdrill’s Rock Commander fleet.

The integration of Trimble Groundworks machine guidance into the Rock Commander fleet represents a milestone achievement for both companies, with the successful implementation of Groundworks on Rock Commanders at BHP WAIO laying the foundation for this game-changing partnership. The proven synergy between Rock Commander and Groundworks has solidified this decision, further influencing its adoption at KCGM’s Fimiston gold open pit (the Super Pit).

Trimble Groundworks boasts a user-friendly interface that enhances job site safety, accuracy, and operational efficiency. Operators of all skill levels can quickly adapt to and leverage the system’s capabilities, making it a powerful tool for mining professionals. Real-time spatial information provided by Groundworks also significantly enhances safety by alerting operators to exclusion zones and potential hazards.

One of the notable benefits of this integration is the elimination of the need for manual marking of drill paterns, resulting in substantial labour cost savings. This move reflects Ausdrill’s dedication to innovation, safety, and operational excellence.

Ausdrill’s Senior Manager of Operations, John Ivanovski, pointed out Ausdrill’s ability to stay at the forefront of innovation in an industry rapidly embracing technologies like High Precision GPS: “We’re not just integrating systems; we’re future proofing our operations. The combination of Ausdrill’s Rock Commander and SITECH WA’s Trimble Groundworks exemplifies our dedication to innovation, safety, and operational excellence. Together, we are establishing new industry standards and providing our drilling teams with the tools they need to succeed.”

SITECH WA Sales Manager, Angelo D’Agostino, added: “This partnership between Ausdrill and SITECH WA marks a significant step forward in the mining industry’s adoption of cutting-edge technology. Trimble Groundworks has proven its worth in elevating safety and efficiency, and we’re excited to bring these benefits to Ausdrill’s Rock Commander fleet. Together, we are setting the pace for industry innovation.”

D’Agostino continued: “Our collaboration with Ausdrill demonstrates our commitment to providing mining professionals with the tools they need to excel in their operations. Trimble Groundworks is designed to simplify complex tasks, making them accessible to operators of all skill levels. This integration is not just about efficiency; it’s about empowering the mining workforce with the latest technology. SITECH WA are proud to partner with Ausdrill, and thank Ausdrill for entrusting us with their technology solutions.”

The partnership between Ausdrill and SITECH WA they say signifies a pivotal moment in the mining industry. “By combining Rock Commander with Groundworks, both companies are setting new standards that will help set a new precedent for safety, precision, and efficiency in the mining industry.”