Mine safety solutions provider Minetec officially opened its new wholly owned subsidiary in Johannesburg, Gauteng, this month. The establishment of this corporate presence demonstrates Minetec’s commitment to the African market, says Minetec executive GM Rory Linehan.
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. We are committed to providing all our customers with high technology solutions and world-class support,” he says, adding that, given the demand for Minetec’s unique products and systems, it is a logical next step for Minetec to invest in the African market.
Linehan notes that the creation of Minetec provides a platform to recruit local expertise to serve its customers more effectively.
This strategic decision also recognises the emerging opportunities in South Africa in light of the recently legislated Department of Mineral Resources 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 SafeDetect product,” says Minetec commercial development GM Alan Fenelon.