Technology Investment Priorities in Latin American Mining, 2015

Overall trends in the data revealed: The primary technologies in which respondents plan to increase investments are specifically remote control/machine automation, productivity monitoring systems, equipment health monitoring, mine management software and communication products. At least 50% of respondents all 12 technologies in place at their sites. 20% of respondents are currently using autonomous vehicles, with a further 7% planning on implementing in less than 2 years. A share of 31% of respondents has no plans on using the vehicles in the forseeable future. Safety is the leading driver of technology investment,followed by productivity improvements and then cost reduction..

Scope

The report is based on responses from a survey of 103 senior decision makers at operating Latin American mines, responsible for the purchase of equipment for plant and mine operations, along with its consumables.

Survey respondents came from 14 different countries including: Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia. This included four main commodity groups and a range of surface and underground mining operations.

Reasons to buy

Understand what factors most influence technology investment, and how this varies by commodity group, mine type, global company revenue and country.

Target the segments with the greatest opportunity for your technology products and services.

Segment the market according to those fully invested, those partially invested and those not considering investment for each technology.

Companies mentioned

Codelco

Andina

Gabriel Mistral

Hexagon Mining

RCT

Wenco International Mining Systems

Caterpillar

Leica

Jigsaw

Jfleet

Modular

GE Mining

SAFEMine

Becker Electronics

Komatsu

Acumine

4CAST

Joy Global

Track Shield

Advanced Mining Technologies

Seeing Machines

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Technology Investment Intentions in Latin America

2.1 Benchmarking Investment Intentions across 12 Technologies

3 Technology Investment Intentions for Mine Management

3.1 Technology Investments in Mine Management Tools

3.2 Mine Management Technology Investment by Mine Type

3.3 Mine Management Technology Investment by Commodity

3.4 Mine Management Technology Investment by Company Size

3.5 Mine Management Technology Investment by Country

4 Technology Investment Intentions for Vehicles

4.1 Overview of Vehicle-Related Technologies Investments and Intentions

4.2 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type

4.3 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Company Size

4.4 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Commodity

4.5 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Country

4.6 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments – Remote Control and Machine Automation

4.7 Automation in Mining Equipment and Autonomous Vehicles

4.8 Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles

4.9 Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles by Mine Type

4.10 Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles by Commodity

4.11 Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles by Country

5 Safety is the Key Driver of Technology Investment

6 Conclusion

7 Appendix I

7.1 Selected Data Tables

8 Appendix II

8.1 Survey Background

8.2 Analysis of the Survey Sample

9 Appendix III

9.1 What is This Report About?

9.2 Methodology

9.3 Contact GlobalData

9.4 About GlobalData

9.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Respondent Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2015

Table 2: Top Areas for Future Technology Investments (%), 2015

Table 3: Mine Management Technology Investment Intentions (%), 2015

Table 4: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Mine Type (%), 2015

Table 5: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2015

Table 6: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Company Size (%), 2015

Table 7: Mine Management Technology Already in Place by Country (%), 2015

Table 8: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments and Intentions (%), 2015

Table 9: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Mine Type (%), 2015

Table 10: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Company Size (%), 2015

Table 11: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2015

Table 12: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Country (%), 2015

Table 13: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Mine Type (%), 2015

Table 14: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Commodity (%), 2015

Table 15: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Country (%), 2015

Table 16: Ranking of Dominant Drivers of Technology (%), 2015

Table 17: Ranking of Dominant Drivers of Technology by Commodity (%), 2015

Table 18: Ranking of Dominant Drivers of Technology by Country (%), 2015

List of Figures

Figure 1: Number of Active Mines in Main Countries – Latin America, 2015

Figure 2: Respondents’ Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2015

Figure 3: Top Areas for Future Technology Investment (%), 2015

Figure 4: Main Driver of Technology Investment (%), 2015

Figure 5: Respondents’ Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2015

Figure 6: Mine-Management Technology Investments and Intentions (%), 2015

Figure 7: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Type of Mine (%), 2015

Figure 8: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 9: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Company Size (%), 2015

Figure 10: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Companies Earning over US$10 billion (%), 2015

Figure 11: Intended Mine Management Technology Investment by Country (%), 2015

Figure 12: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments and Intentions (%), 2015

Figure 13: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type (%), 2015

Figure 14: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Company Size (%), 2015

Figure 15: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 16: Intended Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Country (%), 2015

Figure 17: Remote-Control and Machine Automation Investment by Mine Type (%), 2015

Figure 18: Planned Investments for Remote-Control and Machine Automation Technologies On-Site by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 19: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site (%), 2015

Figure 20: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Mine Type (%), 2015

Figure 21: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 22: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site by Country (%), 2015

Figure 23: Ranking of Dominant Drivers of Technology (%), 2015

Figure 24: Comparisons for Main Driver for Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 25: Ranking of Dominant Drivers for Technology by Country (%), 2015

Figure 26: Latin America Respondent Countries (%), 2015

Figure 27: Latin America Respondents by Mine Type (%), 2015

Figure 28: Survey Respondents by Commodity (%), 2015

Figure 29: Survey Respondents by Company Size (%), 2015

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