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South America | Peruvian mine, Pucamarca set for an open interoperable technological future with Wenco system.


“We’re very pleased to be in business with Pucamarca. The sale to Pucamarca is an important and exciting one for us. Minsur is a major company in the region and we’re very glad to have them as a customer.”

José Eugenio Saravia
Wenco Regional Manager — Latin America

Wenco International Mining Systems has announced that Minsur’s Pucamarca mine is now extracting unrealized value as the first customer under the new Wenco solution subscription plan.

Pucamarca is an open pit gold and silver mine located 51 kilometres from the city of Tacna, near Peru’s southern border. Owned and operated by Peruvian mining corporation Minsur S.A., Pucamarca is taking advantage of Wenco’s suite of openly interoperable technology to run its operation.

The Wenco Mine Performance Suite includes the Wencomine fleet management system and its Dynamic Dispatch technology proven to increase production output by upwards of 11%. Pucamarca is also using the BenchManager high-precision machine guidance system and the Avoca business intelligence platform to optimize utilization of its 10 active units.

Bringing Pucamarca into the Wenco user community marks two significant milestones: the first Wenco customer in Peru and the first site to use Wenco solutions under the new subscription plan. Entering Peru with this sale to Pucamarca continues Wenco’s growth throughout Latin America, following recent system installations in Argentina and Chile, as well as a new partnership with Brazilian mining solutions provider Tecwise Sistemas de Automação.

The pioneering sale to Pucamarca also highlights Wenco’s strength with flexible, open systems as it continues its global expansion. Based on discussions with mining customers seeking greater versatility in their operational technology, Wenco has begun to offer its open productivity and optimization solutions through subscription. These new plans underscore Wenco’s commitment to collaborating with mines in building a foundation of systems that support end-to-end integration, in line with the open and interoperable ecosystem of partners advocated by Wenco’s parent company Hitachi Construction Machinery.

“We’re very pleased to be in business with Pucamarca,” says Wenco Regional Manager — Latin America José Eugenio Saravia. “The sale to Pucamarca is an important and exciting one for us. Minsur is a major company in the region and we’re very glad to have them as a customer.

“It also shows how we’re committed to working with customers to devise solutions that fit their situation now and that are free to integrate with other solutions that meet their needs in coming years.”

About Wenco International Mining Systems

For over 30 years, Wenco has developed technology solutions to help mining companies increase productivity. Wenco offers a suite of mine productivity solutions including fleet management, asset health, proximity detection, mining business analytics, and high-precision machine guidance solutions. Wenco works closely with customers to enable them to extract unrealized value from their operations and strives to be recognized as the industry leader for reliable solutions in mine safety, productivity, and efficiency. A Hitachi company since 2009, Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery, with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.

By: Devon Wells 

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