Sandvik and Redpath have inked a new global framework that they say will improve safety and reduce underground mining costs through technology advancements, innovation, continuous improvement projects and standardized best practices.
The five-year agreement will standardize the use of equipment, leading to cost reductions and safety enhancements, and will be guided by operational and relationship key performance indicators (KPIs).
Redpath CEO George Flumerfelt noted the mutually beneficial cooperation announced 23 November will help ensure Sandvik provides the same service experience and quality, independently of the geographic location and size of Redpath operations. It also provides local presence and support by Sandvik along with annual technology summits and factory training sessions.
“This agreement underlines the trust we have in our long-term relationship and further strengthens our good partnership with Redpath,” said Mats Eriksson, president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.
“Closer collaboration with Redpath’s business will enable us to deliver on expectations and optimize our product development.”