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Datamine gains FIFO rostering market share with PeopleTray buy

Datamine has announced the strategic acquisition of PeopleTray, a Western Australia-based company providing mining production and workforce management solutions to mining operations across Australia.

PeopleTray’s flagship Workforce Management Solution provides a complete integrated system for staff rosters, mining camps, health and safety and compliance, according to Datamine. In addition, the MPX Mine Production solution helps engineers and geologists record, analyse and report on production physicals.

Dylan Webb, CEO of Datamine, said: “PeopleTray provides quality solutions that are complementary to Datamine’s comprehensive suite of offerings across the mining value chain. We look forward to supporting the long-term growth of the business through access to capital, international networks and sharing of best practices, and welcome the PeopleTray staff and customers to the Datamine family.”

Tony Hampton, CEO of PeopleTray, added: “We are excited about the opportunities for our customers and our people by joining Datamine. This initiative will help us accelerate our product development and business growth, resulting in new innovations and services to help our customers achieve their goals.”

PeopleTray customers, Datamine says, will benefit from Datamine’s global infrastructure and resources, including deep expertise in R&D and scalable customer support in local languages through 29 global offices. PeopleTray’s focus is FIFO rostering, mining camp management, mine production reporting, training, onboarding, health and safety, supplier management and compliance, it says.

Datamine adds fleet management layer to offering with acquisition of Sodep

Datamine has announced the acquisition of Sodep, a leader in the Brazilian fleet management market, as part of its plans to offer “one seamless package with a single source of customer support across the full value chain”, CEO Dylan Webb says.

Founded in 2011, Sodep is the a provider of affordable fleet management systems for mining, ports, steel, forestry, agribusiness and large construction sites in Brazil. Its solutions offer customers reliability, traceability, operational safety and cost savings in the production process, according to Datamine.

Dylan Webb, CEO of Datamine, said: “The Sodep acquisition is strategic for Datamine group, adding to our comprehensive mining software portfolio. Combining Sodep’s leading fleet management system with our MineMarket inventory management solution enables complete visibility and control of material movements from the blast to the end customer.

“Datamine is now in the unique position to offer dispatch, asset management, material tracking, metal accounting and product sales in one seamless package with a single source of customer support across the full value chain.”

The Minetrack solution from Sodep addresses fleet optimisation challenges, transportation cost reduction, production capacity increase, stockpile quality control and ore traceability. The fleet logistics system aims to control productive and effective hours of equipment, automate the allocation of work orders, as well as the real-time monitoring of services, providing management by vacancy, cost centre, equipment, operator and other levels of control.

Marcos Andrade, Sodep’s CEO, said: “We are excited to be joining Datamine group as we enter the next phase of our business. Sodep will now be part of Datamine’s comprehensive mining software portfolio that spans the value chain with global market reach. This will lead to the expansion of our business in geography and capability as we leverage the synergy offered by Datamine solutions to provide more value to our clients.”

Datamine establishes dedicated mining ESG business unit

Datamine says it has established a dedicated environment, social and governance (ESG) business unit focused on the specific needs of the mining industry.

The new ESG business unit will bring together existing technologies and services under the leadership of Chris Parry.

Dylan Webb, CEO of Datamine, said: “We’ve observed that our customers are increasingly interested in managing ESG and its component systems as part of a single scope, led by senior executives.

“By establishing a dedicated business unit for ESG, we can now work closely with our customers on transformation strategies across the ESG spectrum, drawing on our deep domain knowledge to ensure the solutions provided are tailored to the mining industry.

“We are excited to have a leader of Chris’s calibre engaging with our enterprise clients to deliver improvements in ESG performance.”

Parry said he was impressed with the breadth of technology Datamine already has addressing the ESG needs for the mining industry.

“I look forward to working with Datamine’s global customer base to develop comprehensive ESG strategies underpinned by proven technologies,” he added.

Some examples of Datamine’s ESG technology portfolio include:

  • Discover GIS solution for geochemical, water, erosion and vegetation modelling and management;
  • Strategic planning tools to optimise extraction plans with minimum rehandle and intelligent waste dump design;
  • Qmed for workforce health management, COVID testing and vaccine administration; and
  • Centric Mining Intelligence for real-time transparency and governance across multiple sites and systems, including ESG key performance indicator reporting.

Beyond its technology suite, Datamine’s Snowden advisory division recently developed an in-pit crushing and conveying mining strategy for a customer that saved over 1 Mt of carbon emissions and A$700 million ($499 million) in cost savings, according to Datamine.

Webb said Datamine will continue to expand its ESG technology suite by investing in R&D and acquiring complementary solutions.

“It’s satisfying to see real momentum and desire by industry participants to improve ESG performance,” he said. “The community is increasingly realising that mining is essential for a low carbon future, but there is more we can do to minimise our impact along the way.”

Datamine to boost short-term planning and operations management offering with Flairbase buy

Datamine has announced the acquisition of Flairbase Inc as it looks to further integrate the company’s Amine short term mine planning suite into its software offering and start global distribution of its SIMS production planning and reporting system.

The deal follows a partnership to distribute the Amine short term mine planning solution (pictured), Datamine said.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Flairbase has been providing its flagship software solutions to customers in the Americas since 1993.

“Amine is an established, world-leading solution for detailed design, short term planning and survey. Its user-friendly visual interface allows you to manage your drawings, design layouts, evaluate resources, work in 3D or with 2D sections, perform automated surveys, and much more,” Datamine said.

The SIMS solution is a mine production management system that keeps track of all mining activities, equipment, locations, people, and consumables, allowing customers to take control of costs and resources. “Real time transparency and reporting provides mine operators with the essential tools to make informed decisions to optimise short term operational performance,” Datamine added.

Dylan Webb, Technology and M&A Director at Datamine, said: “We are excited to further strengthen Datamine’s software portfolio for short-term planning and operations management. Through our previous distribution partnership, we know that Flairbase has a high quality, committed team. We are excited that the entire team, including the founders Gaetan Leonard and James Leung, have decided to stay with the business and work even more closely with Datamine to take the Flairbase technology to our global customer base of more than 2,000 sites.”