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.”