Hexagon's Mining division and Trysome sign five-year partnership

15 October 2019

15 October 2019

Hexagon’s Mining division today announced a five-year partnership with Trysome Auto-Electrical Engineering in South Africa. The long-term agreement renews a relationship established more than a decade ago to support Hexagon’s integrated life-of-mine solutions, particularly its MineProtect safety portfolio. Systems ensuring collision avoidance, operator alertness, personal protection, reverse assist and vehicle intervention are among the solutions offered.

Both companies believe today’s agreement will be particularly welcome news for mines seeking the technology and service to comply with South Africa’s safety regulations for all Trackless Mobile Machinery, such as trucks. This includes Level-9 autobraking and intervention controls, which require technologies that automatically intervene and take some form of machine control to prevent or mitigate an unsafe action.

Backed by global support and product development, trained technicians in Hexagon and Trysome’s Johannesburg offices are well situated to help customers meet new DMR (Department of Mineral Resources) standards. Hexagon’s MinePlan portfolio integrates the market-leading collision avoidance system (CAS) with a vehicle intervention system (VIS). VIS automatically takes control of a machine if the operator does not react appropriately to a CAS warning. 

“Like our customers, we’re serious about safety so this is a timely agreement between our companies,“ said Andrew Crose, EMEA Managing Director for Hexagon’s Mining division. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done with Trysome over the last decade and excited to extend this relationship to help companies pursuing zero harm throughout southern Africa.”

Trysome COO, Gunter Haacke, said the relationship between both companies is a winning combination.

“Hexagon’s international experience and Trysome’s 28 years of African market expertise, infrastructure, and coverage are ideally suited for customers complying with safety legislation. With more than 150 skilled technicians and a team of specialist engineers, Trysome is well geared to meet local demand.”

Neville Judd, Communications Director
Tel: 1.604.505.6154
Email: neville.judd@hexagon.com

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.8bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

About Trysome

Trysome Auto-Electrical Engineering (Pty) Ltd, is the largest, single-source supplier of auto-electrical, heavy-duty components, collision avoidance systems and associated technical services in southern Africa. Founded in 1991, Trysome’s products and associated technical services have been delivering solutions throughout the African continent via a comprehensive network of branches in southern Africa and a long-established export division reaching the northern-most countries of the continent.

An impressive technical support team of more than 150 qualified auto electricians are on hand to install, repair and maintain supplied products and systems with man-on-site services available on demand.

Additionally, Trysome is committed to the development, innovation and engineering of auto-electrical products through its TMT division in line with market demand. TMT also remanufactures rotating equipment to OE spec.

Learn more at www.trysome.co.za

Lesley Bennett, Chief of Staff
Tel: +27 (0)11 823 5650
Email: Lesley.bennett@trysome.cc

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