Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia will supply a Wencomine fleet management system (FMS) for Gold Fields’ St. Ives gold mine, 80 km south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The system was selected by Gold Fields for its ability to enhance several of the company’s key business objectives identified during the FMS selection process, with the final decision guided by the maturity of Wenco FMS solutions combined with the comprehensive local service and support of Hitachi.

St. Ives stands to realize significant operational improvements through the use of Wenco’s Dynamic Dispatch module and the ability to guide operators to design with centimeter-accurate high-precision GPS. Other key features of the FMS required by Gold Fields included increasing tire life through the collection of real-time tire data using TireMax and integrating production and maintenance data from the primarily Komatsu fleet and third-party reporting systems via the Wenco Data Exchange Service.