acQuire and Atlas Copco Collaboration Gives Miners New Insight While Drilling

Top Quote A new partnership between acQuire and Atlas Copco is set to provide miners with a better way to derive value from drilling equipment. By integrating the powerful data management tools produced by acQuire with Atlas Copco's drill rigs, Geoscience professionals can begin to assess and analyse sampling in real time. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 06, 2014 - PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - acQuire Technology Solutions Pty Ltd (acQuire), global specialists in Geoscientific Information Management (GIM), and Atlas Copco, a Swedish manufacturer of industrial tools and equipment, announce a partnership to integrate acQuire's GIM solution with Atlas Copco's OREAlyzer technology.

    Drill rigs will be capable of analysing minerals during the drilling process with Atlas Copco's new OREAlyzer product. The collaboration between the two companies allows miners to use acQuire's technology to create and materialize the value from the drilling equipment in real time. The result is an immediate understanding of the potential of a borehole that helps geologists and business managers make more effective decisions.

    "Partnering with Atlas Copco is exciting because our combined effort gives miners a totally new capability," says Steve Mundell, Director Research at acQuire. "Analysing the commodity with information taken directly from the drill rig speeds up the entire process and makes it more efficient."

    "We're looking forward to working with acQuire because they provide excellent technology to many of our mining customers," says Olav Kvist, Product Line Manager at Atlas Copco's Surface and Exploration Drilling Division. "Managing assays and other related data is key to effectively defining ore grade boundaries and material routing destinations."

    acQuire and Atlas Copco are currently advancing the product integration toward a field testing stage. The partnership agreement also makes provisions for the creation of a combined development and support strategy, which will allow for future projects.

    About acQuire:
    acQuire Technology Solutions is an employee-owned company originating in Perth, Western Australia. Founded in 1996, acQuire develops Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) software solutions for the natural resources industries with a focus on exploration, resource development and mining assets. Due to an ongoing commitment to excellence, acQuire reinvests 20-25% of their annual revenue into research and development. The company currently employs 121 staff working in seven offices around the globe, with support centres operating in each major time zone. More than 450 sites benefit from acQuire GIM solutions.

    About Atlas Copco:
    Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

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