An artist’s rendering of MST Global’s real-time geospatial digital twin solutions. (Image: Komatsu)

Komatsu agreed to acquire Mine Site Technologies, a connectivity solution provider for underground mining. Komatsu said it plans to work with MST Global to help customers build digital ecosystems with real-time insights and alerts, voice and communication technologies, software solutions, robust network infrastructure, and wireless and geospatial technologies.

Sydney-based MST Global specializes in developing and delivering ruggedized, fit-for-purpose digitalization solutions and services. Their solutions enable communication between operators and mining equipment, and position tracking for operators and equipment, and create a real-time geospatial digital twin of underground operations.

Komatsu said by adding MST Global, it aims to enhance the speed at which it offers advanced technology solutions, including the automation and teleoperation of mining equipment underground.