Komatsu has agreed to acquire Mine Site Technologies (MST Global), a provider of operational optimization platforms for underground mining that leverage communication devices and position tracking systems.
As global demand for essential resources requires Komatsu’s customers to go underground for mineral deposits, the company is rapidly developing new technologies, equipment and solutions to support the industry’s future needs. Empowering its customers growing use of digitalization and automation to improve safety and productivity, Komatsu plans to work with MST Global to help customers build digital ecosystems with real-time insights and alerts, voice and communication technologies, software solutions, robust network infrastructure and wireless and geospatial technologies.
Together the companies will work to increase availability of high-speed, low latency digital communication, which
is necessary to: provide mission-critical communication, integrate IoT sensors, increase the volume of information communicated and enable real-time tracking, monitoring and automation of mine operations.