Nexxis and Blueprint Lab collaborate on remote maintenance inspection tools
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Nexxis and Blueprint Lab collaborate on remote maintenance inspection tools
January 19, 2022

A partnerhip between two leaders in the robotics industry is, the companies say, set to bring the latest inspection technology to industries such as mining, enhancing capabilities in Australia and USA. Western Australia-based robotic inspection and testing solution provider, Nexxis, has entered a partnership agreement and development collaboration with, Blueprint Lab, an Australia-based robotics company[…]

Sandvik LH209L low-profile loader joins Toro family and receives Stage V engine treatment
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Sandvik LH209L low-profile loader joins Toro family and receives Stage V engine treatment
January 17, 2022

The Sandvik 10-t-payload LH209L loader has become the first low-profile model to join the renowned Toro™ loader and truck family following an upgrade. Designed to deliver in extremely demanding applications with limited heights, the Toro LH209L’s performance and serviceability have been further improved with, among other upgrades, a redesign and reinforcement of the machine rear,[…]

50/50 JV between trading house ITOCHU and investment fund JIP to become largest shareholder in Hitachi Construction Machinery
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50/50 JV between trading house ITOCHU and investment fund JIP to become largest shareholder in Hitachi Construction Machinery
January 16, 2022

In a major ownership change for Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), one of the world’s leading suppliers of large mining excavators and haul trucks, a 50/50 joint venture between Japan’s trading major ITOCHU Corp and investment fund Japan Industrial Partners, Inc (JIP) is to take control of 26% of the company through a share acquisition[…]

BHP’s WAIO orders two Wabtec FLXdrive & two Progress Rail battery locomotives
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BHP’s WAIO orders two Wabtec FLXdrive & two Progress Rail battery locomotives
January 16, 2022

Wabtec Corporation has announced an order from BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) for two FLXdrive battery locomotives. The deal builds momentum in the market for the world’s first 100%, battery-powered locomotive and supports the Australia-based natural resource company’s plan to decarbonise its rail network. “The FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive represents the future of sustainable rail[…]