Minetec, a division of Codan Limited (ASX-CDA), is pleased to announce
the opening of its new wholly-owned subsidiary in Johannesburg, South
Africa: Minetec RSA Pty Ltd. The establishment of this corporate
presence demonstrates Minetec’s commitment to the African market. The
new company will provide a solid platform for Minetec to further improve
its product delivery and service capabilities in the region and build
closer relationships with key customers.
“This is an important milestone in Minetec’s expansion,” said Rory
Linehan, Executive General Manager. “We are committed to providing all
of our customers with high technology solutions and world-class through
life support. Given the demand for Minetec’s unique products and
systems, it is a logical next step for Minetec to invest in the African
market. The creation of Minetec RSA Pty Ltd provides a platform to
recruit local expertise in order to serve our customer’s more
This strategic decision also recognises the emerging opportunities in
South Africa in light of the recently legislated Department of Mineral
Resources (DMR) regulations for Collision Avoidance Systems.
“It will soon be mandatory that every operating mine in South Africa
will need to be compliant with the legislation for Collision Avoidance
Systems. Minetec’s safety solutions are compliant with the new
legislation and we are experiencing unprecedented interest in our
SafeDetectTM product.” says Alan Fenelon GM Commercial
The DMR now requires that a mine’s safety system automatically
slows-down and stops a machine in order to prevent accidents. Minetec is
the only systems supplier that can provide a single DMR-compliant
solution for both surface and underground mining operations. These
systems form part of the Minetec Unified Platform, which encompasses
tracking, safety and productivity applications.
“We are uniquely qualified to help South African mine operators
demonstrate compliance with these new regulations and also provide a
platform for operational savings going forward.” added Mr Fenelon.
Minetec Pty Ltd, (Perth, Western Australia), a member of the Codan
group of companies, is an established technology and service partner to
the mining industry. The company provides integrated safety,
productivity and communications solutions for surface and underground
mining operations, including advanced tracking, mine operations
management and collision avoidance systems.
For more information about Minetec, visit www.minetec.com.au.
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