Atlas Copco announced it would acquire the assets of Hy-Performance Fluid Power Pty Ltd, an Australian service provider for the mining sector, based in Brisbane, with sales mainly in Australia. The company’s 26 employees remanufacture, service and repair hydraulic components for drill rigs.
“The Hy-Performance team will play an important role as we continue to strengthen our value offering to mining and infrastructure customers,” said Helena Hedblom, president of the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Separately, Atlas Copco said it completed the acquisition of Rockdrill Services Australia Pty. Ltd. Based in Melbourne, Rockdrill Services has service shops in Kalgoorlie and Townsville. It’s 37 employees develop, remanufacture, service and repair rock drills.
Also, one of Atlas Copco’s partners, Cavotec, announced the release of its Human Operator Interface system for loaders. The system comprises three cameras, a media base unit, and an antenna on the loader machine; and a Radio Remote Control unit and tablet device for operators. The system is designed to provide operators with a wider overall view of their operating area, which improves efficiency and safety, Cavotec reported. The system was first field tested in 2016 at a mine in Russia.