Epiroc has confirmed that it will take over Australian company Remote Control Technologies (RCT) in a deal the OEM said will make it the world-leading automation solutions provider for surface and underground rock drilling and for underground loading and haulage.
RCT offers automation and remote-control solutions applicable for single machines and entire mixed fleets regardless of type or manufacturer, and also provides data and information systems, fleet and machine management systems and machine protection systems.
“Automation is increasingly important for the mining industry to strengthen safety and productivity, and RCT’s advanced solutions complement Epiroc’s existing automation offering well. Together we will provide complete automation and remote-control solutions to support our customers on their journey towards optimal operations,” Epiroc President and CEO Helena Hedblom said.
“We are especially pleased that Bob Muirhead, RCT’s founder and a true pioneer within mining automation, will continue in an active management role.”
The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter 2022.