Technology Investment Priorities in Australian Mining, 2014

Overall trends in the data revealed: Respondents were asked to review 12 different technology areas ranging from ‘Communication product/systems’ to ‘Real-time video training’. They were then asked if their operations had either invested in the technology or were considering investments, or neither. Investment intentions across these 12 technology areas have been analyzed according to various segmentations, including mine type, company size and commodity type. Identifying different trends based on these different groups. Respondents were specifically asked about their views on the timeframes of autonomous vehicles, whether they saw autonomous vehicles as a viable option at their operation. Finally, GlobalData asked respondents their views of what the dominant driver of technology is, and despite ‘Safety’ being consistently ranked as the number one driver, other priorities were identified in our report based on job titles and company size..

Scope

Technology Investment Priorities in Australian Mining, 2014 published by GlobalData – Mining Intelligence Centre, provides readers with a detailed analysis of current investment priorities in the Australian mining sector. The analysis is based upon GlobalData’s survey of 110 mine managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers.

Reasons to buy

Identify the key areas of mining technology investment, with analysis on factors that drives these investment decisions.

Discover the different investment priorities in the Australian mining sector by commodity type, mine type and company size.

Understand dominant drives of technology in the Australian mining sector with analysis on different drivers by job title, and company size.

Companies mentioned

Caterpillar, Joy Global, Volvo, Komatsu, Hitachi, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American, Stawell, De Beers, Codelco.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Technology Investment Intentions

2.1 Benchmarking Investment Intentions Across New Technologies

2.2 Australian Emission Standards

2.3 Current Technology by Customer Segment

2.4 New Technology Investment Priorities by Customer Segment

2.5 Collision-Avoidance Systems

2.6 Areas not Likely to Gain Investment

2.7 Foremost Area for Technology Investment

3 Automation – the Number One Priority for Investment

3.1 Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles

3.2 Surface Truck Automation

3.3 Underground LHD Automation

3.4 Outlook for Autonomous Vehicles by Company

4 Safety is the Key Driver of Technology Investment

4.1 Consensus on Dominant Drivers

5 Action Points and Recommendations

6 Appendix I

7 Appendix II

7.1 Survey Background

7.2 Analysis of the Survey Sample

8 Appendix II

8.1 What is This Report About?

8.2 Methodology

8.3 Secondary Research

8.4 Primary Research

8.5 Contact GlobalData

8.6 About GlobalData

8.7 GlobalData’s Services

8.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Respondents’ Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies, 2014

Table 2: Specific Technology Areas Currently Prioritized by Respondents, 2014

Table 3: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments, 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Top Three Areas of Technology Investment, 2014

Figure 2: Respondents’ Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014

Figure 3: Variations in Technologies Already in Place by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 4: Variations in Technologies Already in Place by Commodity Type (%), 2014

Figure 5: Variations in Technologies Already in Place by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 6: Variations in Technologies in Planned Technology Investment by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 7: Variations in Technologies in Planned Technology Investment by Commodity Type (%), 2014

Figure 8: Variations in Technologies in Planned Technology Investment by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 9: Technologies Respondents do not Have nor are Considering Investing in by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 10: Technologies Respondents do not Have nor are Considering Investing in by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 11: Specific Technology Areas Currently Prioritized by Respondents, 2014

Figure 12: Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles (%), 2014

Figure 13: Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles (%), Surface Respondents, 2014

Figure 14: Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles (%), Underground Respondents, 2014

Figure 15: Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles by Companies with Revenues greater than US$10 Billion, 2014

Figure 16: Timeframes for Autonomous Vehicles by Companies with Revenues less than US$1 Billion, 2014

Figure 17: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments (%), 2014

Figure 18: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments by Respondent’s Role (%), 2014

Figure 19: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014

Figure 20: Survey Respondents by State (%), 2014

Figure 21: Survey Respondents by Mine Type (%), 2014

Figure 22: Survey Respondents by Commodity (%), 2014

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