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15 April 2024 – Datamine is pleased to announce an expansion of its asset management solution offering through parent company Vela’s acquisition of Samtech.

Based in Santiago, Chile, Samtech has more than 600 customers and is a leading supplier of fleet management, machine performance and telematics software and hardware. Samtech’s fleet management solution enables comprehensive monitoring and traceability of heavy, light and ancillary vehicles. The system is scalable from small fleets right up to thousands of mobile assets in large organizations.

Samtech serves a variety of industries including mining, construction and rental fleets in the Latin American market. Datamine will distribute Samtech products to the mining industry globally, complementing its existing Sodep Minetrack dispatch solution with Samtech’s overarching monitoring system for all equipment types, along with new capability to design and manufacture specialist sensors for data collection.

“Samtech impressed us with their innovative sensor technologies and ability to monitor very large fleets” said Dylan Webb, CEO at Datamine. “The complementary fit between our existing dispatch and asset management technology with the Samtech offering is exciting and we look forward to providing a comprehensive, OEM independent solution to our customers in Latin America and around the world.”

Samtech has deep expertise in the deployment of a comprehensive management suite that combines operational, logistic, and administrative data, and allows the creation of customized business process rules, supporting decision-making and continuous improvement. Datamine’s global mining customer base will benefit from access to Samtech’s proven solutions for optimizing fleet productivity.

Cristian Barrientos, CEO of Samtech said, “We could not have asked for a better partner and we are excited about what the future holds for Samtech! This is a new stage of growth and evolution for us, where the main beneficiaries will be our valued customers, who will have greater support and access to a broader portfolio of solutions, which will allow them to further improve the performance of their businesses. At the same time, our team members will have new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow as part of a large multinational group. I have no doubt that the quality of Samtech’s solutions will allow us to expand globally leveraging Datamine’s extensive network, solutions and expertise.”

Daniel Chausson, COO Americas for Datamine, commented, “Samtech has distinguished itself as a dependable partner and has become a leader in the fleet management space with a large and loyal customer base in the Chilean mining industry. Samtech’s commitment to long-term relationships and providing superior products and support is evident by the business’s growth trajectory and high customer satisfaction. We are excited to welcome Samtech’s highly experienced team, and under the leadership of Cristian Barrientos take the Samtech technology to our global mining customer base.”

About Samtech

Founded in 2007, Samtech has operations in Chile and Colombia with more than 600 customers, supporting the management and monitoring of more than 23,000 connected assets. Samtech offers innovative solutions for security of employees and assets, fleet management, and machine performance.

About Datamine

Datamine is the world’s leading provider of technology to seamlessly plan and manage mining operations. With operations in twenty countries, Datamine provides solutions spanning exploration, resource modeling, mine planning, operations, logistics, marketing and sustainability to over 6,000 companies worldwide. Our implementation, training and advisory services ensure customers receive industry-leading support and leverage full value from their technology investment.

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