Sudbury, ON, Canada – March 3, 2021 – Leading Industrial IoT/AI company, Symboticware todayannounced that they’ve signed a contract with one of the world’s largest drilling companies, Major DrillingGroup International Inc. (MDI).
Due to extremely limited and unpredictable network connectivity, it’s been a historical challenge to collectoperational data from such remote locations. Symboticware will enable MDI to better monitor their drillfleet performance and provide real-time data to help in training their crews faster. This will be done bydeploying patented store-and-forward, machine-to-machine communication, and digital data muling technologies.
The goal of the project is to improve machine and operator productivity, optimize profitability, andenhance safety through near-real-time asset performance management and advanced analytics. Thisimplementation bolsters onboard visualization as part of MDI’s innovation strategy for their proprietary ITSolution, the Trailblazer Analytics application.
The partnership will empower MDI’s team to use industry-leading, dynamic and advanced data collectionand visualizations for their extensive fleet of drills. Together they will be utilizing the world-class drillingknowledge from MDI with the flexible capabilities of Symboticware’s purpose-built solutions.
“The partnership with MDI is strategic and timely as we set out to transform the four million off-highwayassets in the resource industries with our Operating System of Intelligence,” said Ash Agarwal, CEO of Symboticware. “MDI is one of the most innovative and progressive companies in the industry and we’reproud to have earned their trust. We’re excited to serve MDI with our market-leading and innovativesolutions and look forward to a large-scale deployment across the world. "
”We are excited to partner with Symboticware and embark on the next step in digitizing our rigs and ourdata collection capabilities,” said Marc Landry, Major Drilling VP of Technology & Logistics. “We areconfident their expertise will aid us in advancing our fleet technologically, as well as help us usher in a newgeneration of drillers to our crews. With access to this new data, we will continue to lead in providing newmembers of our team the ability to learn faster by measuring their performance improvements.”
About Major Drilling:
Major Drilling Group International Inc. is one of the world’s largest drilling services companies primarilyserving the mining industry. Established in 1980, Major Drilling has over 1,000 years of combinedexperience and expertise within its management team alone.
Major Drilling maintains field operations and offices in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America,Asia and Africa. Major Drilling provides a complete suite of drilling services including surface andunderground coring, directional, reverse circulation, sonic, geotechnical, environmental, water-well, coalbed methane, shallow gas, underground percussive/longhole drilling, surface drill and blast, and a varietyof mine services. For more information, visit www.majordrilling.com
Symboticware’s Operating System of Intelligence helps customers unlock, collect, and analyze valuabledata from their mobile and fixed assets. It enables businesses to optimize productivity, improve resourceefficiency, increase equipment availability with preventive and condition-based maintenance, andenhance safety with real-time operator feedback. Symboticware is used in rugged and remote miningareas around the world, from the far north to kilometers below the earth’s surface, and throughout theresource industry. For more information, visit www.Symboticware.com
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