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APR 2019

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40 April 2019 suppliers news continued ucts Ltd., a South African manufactur- er of rock reinforcement products for underground mining. New Concept Mining has facilities in Peru, Zambia and Canada. With 900 employees, it manufactures a comprehensive range of underground mining roof-support products, rock-monitoring systems and related accessories. The acquisition was fi rst an- nounced on November 6, 2018. New Concept Mining will operate under Epiroc's Rock Drilling Tools division and will retain headquarters in Johannesburg. Komatsu Creates AHS Center of Excellence Bringing together product, technolo- gy and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announced the launch of its global Center of Excel- lence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS). The Tucson, Arizona-based CoE team will be responsible for AHS strat- egy, planning, marketing, sales sup- port and training; enabling Komatsu to respond faster to customers' needs in the rapidly expanding autonomous environment. "This is a major step forward for Komatsu's unified approach to min- ing," said Jim Nishiura, vice president of the global mining business division, Komatsu. "Our diversified FrontRun- ner AHS team is united by common goals, workflows and strategies to de- liver maximum value to our customers as well as our customer-facing teams and distributors." Shingo Hori, formerly AHS group manager for Komatsu, and Antho- ny Cook, formerly vice president of AHS and communications for Mod- ular Mining, have been appointed as co-general managers of the CoE. These organizational changes are focused on Komatsu's business strat- egy to continually improve company performance and deliver increased value to customers. Since its com- mercial release 11 years ago, Komat- su's AHS has achieved the milestone of more than 2 billion tons of surface material moved autonomously, more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems com- bined, it said. Arnold Machinery Teams Up With Breaker Technology Breaker Technology selected the Ar- nold Machinery Co. to distribute rock-breaker systems, mining mobile equipment and breaker attachments to the western U.S. mining market. Serving the U.S. mining industry for 90 years, Arnold Machinery is well- versed in mining methods and equip- ment and is positioned to provide sales, service, and parts from their facilities throughout the Western U.S. This move will improve Breaker Tech- nology's position in the U.S mining industry, the company said. "After many years of working with Arnold Machinery in the construc- tion business, having the chance to get more involved with them and their mining division was a great op- portunity for us," said Terry McKague, Breaker Technology director of sales. "We have always been impressed with their commitment to serve the cus- tomer, it is in their culture. Providing quality equipment with a long-term view fits well with BTI's strategy." Breaker Technology has more than 60 years of experience in provid- ing rock-breaking technology. They offer an extensive line of rock-break- er systems, scalers, and attachments that power productivity and get min- ing companies ahead of the grade. Additionally, Breaker Technology's Mine Runner offers a 6,000-lb pay- load and is available in various con- figurations, including a personnel carrier, mechanic's truck, utility pick- up or a simple flat deck. "Arnold Machinery Co. is proud to represent BTI rockbreaker systems, mobile equipment and breaker at- tachments for underground mining industry," said Tom O'Bryne, Arnold Machinery's COO and mining equip- ment president. "Arnold Machinery Co.'s Silver Service is the engine of our growth and customer satisfaction is our focus. BTI and Arnold Machinery Co.'s cultures align for one common purpose, customer satisfaction is our only policy." James River Becomes Full-line Epiroc Dealer Previously a dealer of Epiroc hydrau- lic attachments throughout the state, James River Equipment ( JRE) has added sales and rental of new and used Epiroc drill rigs, along with rock drilling tools, parts and service. The James River Equipment will now include Epiroc drills in its line of equipment.

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