Orica: Sustainable Technology Of Tomorrow Meets Mining Of Today

Top 20 Mining Tech Companies in Europe - 2021

Mining is data-rich! The use of real-time data in underground mining has moved beyond the point of being a ‘nice to have’ and is now a quintessential aspect of any mining operation looking to improve productivity or ensure maximum safety of its workers.

 Particularly, mining assets are usually in hard-toaccess areas, which means that manual readings by workers are both time-consuming and dangerous. Leveraging wireless monitoring systems—that can connect a variety of sensors can transmit real-time data—in this regard is helping mining companies transfer the mission-critical information to a server based in a control tower that is up to 9 miles (15 km) away. As a result, it is allowing operators to remotely monitor critical assets. Such technological progression is also generating greater mining productivity. Complement this further is the use of AI that is aiding the data-gathering and decision-making processes. By implementing AI, mining operators are being able to generate and utilise day-to-day data in almost realtime.

Keeping such drastic transitions in mind, many mining tech companies are entering the domain with advanced and integrated offerings. To help organisations navigate through the best-of-breed solution providers, Metals and Mining Review has compiled a list of the top 20 Mining Tech companies in Europe. The list comprises prominent organisations in the industry that address issues pertinent to the mining sector by implementing current trends. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs and CXOs.

 We present to you Metals and Mining Review’s “Top 20 Mining Tech Companies in Europe – 2021.”

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    Top 20 Mining Tech Companies

  • Midroc delivers a solution that integrates mining equipment into one operator interface, safely located in a central control room, with full control of the production and supporting systems. This includes a control center for monitoring, control, data sampling, and evaluation with remote web access for management decision making and preventive and predictive maintenance. In addition to its technical expertise, what separates Midroc is its relentless pursuit of developing long-lasting client partnerships. The company is flexible, adaptive, and responsive in its project work and gets the work done in time and on budget


  • O-Pitblast provides technical services and digital solutions for the optimization of rock blasting for small, medium and large mining companies.


  • ABB


    ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

  • EHS Insight

    EHS Insight

    EHS Insight, a StarTex Software brand, is the world’s most flexible, powerful, easy-to-use environmental, health and safety software. Since 2009, the team at EHS Insight has been on a mission to make the world a better place. Today, hundreds of thousands of employees in more than 120 countries rely on EHS Insight software, services, and support to transform the way they work and to lower the environmental impact of their operations. EHS Insight is software for improving EHS performance by managing risk and increasing efficiency and creating a change.

  • Emex


    Emex is a leading provider of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) software. They help clients around the globe optimize business performance, automate complex processes, and manage compliance. Through environmental performance and sustainability reporting; their platform features modular, configurable workflows built on a powerful technology stack designed to support businesses in every sector. They give their clients the power to introduce responsive reporting based on accurate data, proving compliance to investors and shareholders, ensuring effective compliance, rigorous operational risk management, and a more robust approach to corporate sustainability.

  • Fibointercon


    Fibo intercon strives to provide quick and competent service. They have, therefore, developed their representative network in several countries, and their service technicians are ready to go to its place and help them with the installation and servicing of batching plants and with the training of their employees. They support their partners’ business development in the international concrete industry by offering competitive solutions for concrete mixers and batching plants, pre-fab element, and block processing, bulk handling, and technical services as integrated systems based on modularity, technical skills, and organizational competencies ensuring performance and environmentally friendly on-site construction, providing long-term financial benefits.

  • Fractum


    Fractum has established itself as a leading developer and supplier of innovative, reliable, efficient, safe, and cost-effective solutions for the breakage of rocks, recycling of steel slag and molds, and crushing of reinforced concrete. Our impact breakers are used in various industries around the world including mining, quarrying, the steel mill sector, and demolition. Low levels of wear and tear keeps maintenance and repair costs to a minimum, Fractum breakers produce considerably less vibration and noise than other machines on the market. This contributes to a better and healthier working environment for the operators

  • Hard-line


    Established in 1996, in Sudbury, Ontario, HARD-LINE is a leading supplier of automation, teleoperation, and remote-control technology specialized in the mining industry. HARD-LINE develops innovative products from the ground up, using years of experience in mining, electronics, electrical and mechanical design. Our remote-control systems allow operations through direct/extended line of sight, or teleoperation; while increasing worker safety, continuous production and mine profitability. No matter what type, make or model of machinery, HARD-LINE can configure it to operate remotely. HARD-LINE’s strength lies in the ability to customize our products and services to each client’s needs.

  • Hetronic


    Hetronic Inc., a Methode Electronics company, is an industry-recognized world leader in Industrial Radio Remote Control's (RRC) for Crane, Mobile Hydraulic, Ex intrinsically Safe for Oil & Gas and Petrochemical, Construction Equipment, Material Handling, Forestry, Agriculture, Concrete Pumps, Concrete cutting, and Locomotive Control applications. They have produced and installed over 400,000 Industrial RRC transmitter/receiver control systems for use around the world. Using patented Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) and state-of-the-art wireless RRC RF technology they design and deliver high reliability, harsh environment ready, operator friendly remote control solutions for virtually any industrial process control application.

  • Hexagon


    Empowering an autonomous future Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality, and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping the production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. They value sustainable profitability, performance over procedure, setting measurable goals, and working collectively to achieve our financial targets. They take ownership in dreaming big, trying new things and pushing for progress.

  • Kohler


    Kohler Co. introduced the world’s first engine-powered electric generator and officially entered the power systems market alongside our existing plumbing business. Today, Kohler Power's business has reached a symbolic centennial milestone of 100 years. Further and beyond, they remain committed to empowering people all around the globe with reliable, leading-edge products and comprehensive after-sales support. KOHLER generators are creating a positive impact and helping people to lead more productive lives, both at home and in the workplace. The company's family of power businesses benefits from global R&D, manufacturing and sales, and service capabilities.

  • Metso Outotec

    Metso Outotec

    Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions, and services for the minerals processing, aggregates, and metals refining industries globally. By improving their customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, they are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec was created through the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec on June 30, 2020. They offer technologies and services that reduce the consumption of energy and water by increasing process efficiency, recycling and reprocessing of tailings and waste.

  • MinerALL


    MinerALL has been established by founding members who have more than 50 years of experience in the mining sector and who are respected in the Turkish mining market. MinerALL is focusing to combine its huge experience, with its own background, for the sales of machinery, equipment, and consumables to the surface and underground mines. MinerALL is a local representative of the world's leading brands in Turkey. MinerALL provides machinery, spare parts, and consumable parts sales as well as service and consultancy to the related sectors. , MinerALL offers the best solutions for its customers.

  • mtu solutions

    mtu solutions

    mtu systems power the largest yachts, the strongest tugboats, and the biggest land vehicles and provide energy for the world’s most important mission-critical applications. Through advanced solutions such as microgrids, they integrate renewable energies and manage the power needs of our customers. Their customized service offerings help one maximize uptime and performance and are supported by their digital solutions, which enable remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and a range of other benefits that keep one's systems running at best. They have provided innovative power solutions for their customers – meeting even the most demanding drive requirements.

  • Orexplore


    Orexplore was founded around the idea that the process of analysing rock hasn’t fundamentally changed for hundreds of years. An emerging Swedish-Australian mineral technology company, Orexplore strives to be a global leader supporting the digital transformation of the mining industry. By unlocking near-real-time geological insights from core samples, the GeoCore X10 (GX10) and Orexplore Insight™ software can deliver increased performance and sustainability across the mining value chain, from mineral discovery through to mining operations and closure. To make great advances, they push technological boundaries and pioneer new sustainable mining practices.

  • Patentus


    They specialize in high-performance, complete transport systems, that ensure comfortable and safe operation, even in the most difficult mining and geological conditions in underground and opencast mines. Their experience also allows them to perform transport systems for various products for many industries, including heating, energy, metallurgy, machinery chemical, and others. They manufacture mining equipment such as scraper conveyors, belt conveyors, bucket conveyors, and others, coal, concrete, rock, and other crushers, as well as devices supporting efficient transport. They also manufacture gears for mining machines, but also for energy, railways, heating, and other industries.

  • Solintal


    SOLINTAL is known for its high degree of specialization, the excellent quality of the products it makes, and unbeatable after-sales services. With facilities covering over 16,000 m2, in recent years SOLINTAL has become known for being a modern company with a philosophy based on innovation, improving its services, and adopting a personal approach with customers. It is focused on understanding the needs of its customers and thus being able to manufacture products that meet the most demanding conditions in production, performance, reliability, etc. They are passionate about their work.

  • Tree C

    Tree C

    Tree C provide virtual and augmented reality solutions to the offshore and remote handling industry. Their systems are used for (control SW-) engineering, procedure design and validation, planning, operation monitoring, and training. The hardware-in-the-loop simulators and monitoring systems are based on their proprietary VR4MAX® and VR4Robots® visualization and simulation technology, featuring high realism, both in visual and physics performance. Tree C’s powerful simulator framework provides flexible generic VR technology, applicable in many sectors, like, WROV control, Deep-sea mining, Dredging, Trenching, Rock dumping, Drilling, Heavy lifting, Pipe laying, Remote Handling, (Nuclear-) decommissioning.

  • Victaulic


    Victaulic is a global manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining methods (fittings & couplings), flow control, and fire protection systems and is the inventor of the grooved pipe coupling. They build innovative technologies and provide engineering services that address complex piping challenges faced by engineers, contractors, distributors, site owners, and property managers. Their products are used in some of the world’s most demanding markets and for some of the most challenging piping applications. Their systems, services, and mechanical joining methods are engineered with confidence to put people to work faster while increasing job safety.



    Over the past 50 years, Zitrón has expanded to become one of the largest and most technologically driven and innovative ventilation companies in the world, spending much of its revenue on R&D, new equipment, personnel development, and new manufacturing techniques. The company was established in 1963 to service the Spanish coal mining industry and has its Global Head Office and main factory located in Asturias, in the north of Spain. Currently, ZITRÓN global reach spans over 80 countries on 5 continents.