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Smart Change Answers a Paradox

The only guarantee in mining is change. Fluctuations in the economy mean fluctuations for the industry. Companies must manage excess demand in good times and control excess costs when production is down.

Today at the world’s largest mining investment conference, Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, we officially launch the unified Hexagon Mining brand and our bold vision of smart change.

By uniting four great companies, Hexagon Mining aims to be the industry’s other guarantee, the dependable foundation on which mines can build productive futures. The experience and expertise of MineSight, Devex, Leica Geosystems Mining and SAFEmine elevate Hexagon Mining to a unique position. It’s the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating design, planning and operations technologies for safer, more productive mines. It’s also the first to unite the world’s leading software innovators and create an unprecedented portfolio of technologies within the mining industry.

Other companies typically try to solve spot problems with spot technology. Mining companies are faced with an array of vendors that offer partial solutions. Hexagon Mining recognises that smart mines need more than partial solutions. Optimisation and integration are essential for smart mines. Only Hexagon Mining, with its life-of-mine solutions, can offer the competitive edge needed by productive mines. Mine planning, design, fleet and production management, optimisation, fatigue monitoring and collision avoidance are seamlessly linked for a comprehensive flow of data across all operations: a complete solution.

By connecting the best products, capabilities and solutions, Hexagon Mining offers a smarter way to mine. And that’s what Hexagon is all about – reimagining what is possible and delivering new ways to create value. So when it comes to mining, we don’t just imagine bridging the gap between short-term planning and operations, connecting fleet operations with mine planning or making analytics and business intelligence holistic and universal; we are making these solutions a reality.

Empowering mines to take the lead – that’s shaping smart change.

Ola Rollén

Ola Rollén has served as the President and CEO of Hexagon, as well as a member of its Board of Directors, since 2000. As President and CEO, Rollén is responsible for driving the company’s growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions that continue to transform Hexagon into a leading global provider of information technologies. Prior to joining Hexagon, Rollén held the positions of President of Sandvik Materials Technology, Executive Vice President of Avesta-Sheffield and President of Kanthal. He also previously served as a board member of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Rollén holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.