Orica: Sustainable Technology Of Tomorrow Meets Mining Of Today

Top 5 Mining Tech Companies in UK - 2021

Mining digitalisation can save 373 billion dollars by 2025, raising productivity and safety and reducing waste, according to a McKinsey & Company report. Indeed, driven by these statistics, mining companies are adopting a growing range of digital solutions in recent years. Many have mechanised their operations, are moving from the physical to the digital realm by addition of equipment sensors, and unified networks to transmit data.

 Notably, one such innovation is global positioning satellite (GPS) systems. These GPS systems is helping produce accurate, 3D visualisations of the location of the drill bit or the shovel tracks in real-time via a moving map display (MMD) on a screen. This is allowing the operator to accurately navigate the drill from blasthole to blasthole, maintaining the desired shovel grade or facing position from a remote location. Similarly, drones are enabling mining operators to generate aerial terrain models of the inventory from exploration, surveying, and mapping to maintaining safety and enhancing security. Besides, it is facilitating the process by collecting a large amount of aerial data covering wider areas more precisely, which are then be used by engineers for planning, designing, construction, and maintenance activities.

 At this juncture, there is a wide variety of mining tech companies entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help firms strengthen their operation capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the sector, Metals and Mining Review has compiled a list of the top 5 mining tech companies in the UK. The list comprises prominent enterprises in the industry that address challenges in the mining domain 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 5 Mining Tech Companies in UK – 2021.

    Top Companies

  • Orica is a global mining and infrastructure solution provider designing technology solutions for decarbonisation, digitisation and automation across the mining value chain. As Australia’s largest mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) provider, Orica is the world’s leading supplier of commercial explosives and blasting equipment, as well as sodium cyanide for gold extraction and ground support services for mining and tunnelling operations. As a founding member of the Australian Industry Energy Transition Initiative (Industry ETI), Orica’s operations are built on a strong desire to drive sustainable change through innovative technology and quality customer service


  • Aderco


    Aderco is working hard to help its customers save costs, maximize uptime and reduce emissions. Aderco was founded in 1981 in Montreal, Canada. The first application for their innovative fuel treatment was to improve the fuel efficiency and operational reliability of the icebreaker fleet. Today, with over 40 million tonnes of fuel treated annually, their fuel treatments deliver results and peace of mind in the global marine, mining, power generation and transportation sectors. The way they combine continuous R&D with dedicated and proactive customer service has made Aderco a trusted brand

  • Maptek


    Maptek™ is a global provider of innovative software, hardware and services. Founded almost 40 years ago to service the mining industry, Maptek offers a unique combination of domain knowledge, technical expertise and engineering resources. They incorporate automated workflows and optimised algorithms to collect, analyse and circulate critical information within the operational cycle, closing the loop between planning, production and results. They develop reliable solutions that allow customers to improve safety, productivity and profitability.

  • Renold


    Renold delivers the highest precision-engineered power transmission products to customers and industries worldwide. Their market-leading products can be seen in diverse applications from cement making to chocolate manufacturing, subway trains to power stations, escalators to quarries; in fact, anywhere something needs to be lifted, moved, rotated or conveyed. Renold has 15 manufacturing plants throughout the world and employs more than 2,500 people. Renold’s continuing partnership with the Great Britain Cycling Team has tasted success. Their Board has overall responsibility for corporate social responsibility with the Chief Executive taking direct leadership responsibility supported by the regional and business unit Executive teams.

  • tmos


    Atmos International was originally founded in 1995 with a primary focus to detect pipeline leaks reliably on operational pipelines. This technology has been successfully applied to over 1,500 pipelines across more than 60 countries. As the challenges across the oil, gas, chemical, water, aviation, and mining industries continue to grow, so does our technology. Their in-house R&D team continues to innovate for better performance and to reduce the cost of deployment, making it possible for every pipeline to have the best integrity monitoring tools. Their ongoing development in our software, hardware and non-intrusive instrumentation is helping pipeline operators across the world.