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By Shane Lasley
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SMS to sell Komatsu UG mining equipment

North of 60 Mining News - February 21, 2024

 

Last updated 2/21/2024 at 12:54pm

Alberta-based firm is new Komatsu underground mining equipment dealer for Alaska and Canada.

Mining companies in Alaska, British Columbia, and the Canadian territories will soon have another supplier of underground mining equipment.

Alberta-based SMS Equipment has recently been selected as the official dealer of Komatsu underground hard rock mining equipment across most of Canada and in Alaska.

"Komatsu and SMS Equipment have a shared goal of maximizing value to underground mining customers," said Kyle Rhoderick, the general manager of underground hard rock mining at Komatsu North America. "In markets where we can enhance value, we're pairing Komatsu's equipment with SMS Equipment's extensive distribution network, support specialists and convenience services."

SMS says this new partnership with Komatsu expands its already strong lineup of equipment, advanced technologies, parts, services, and support for the mining sector.

The new offerings will include a range of Komatsu-owned conversion equipment and technology, as well as exclusive Komatsu underground hard rock mining equipment, including underground loaders, trucks, drills, and shaft equipment.

SMS will also provide parts and services to support the new lineup as it rolls out across the network.

"The transition of Komatsu's hard rock mining portfolio to SMS Equipment is an exciting development in our relationship in Canada," said SMS Executive Vice President of Mining Dennis Chmielewski.

Saskatchewan and Ontario, which continue to be served directly by Komatsu, are the only two Canadian provinces not included in the underground mining deal.

The transition of Komatsu underground mining customers to SMS is underway in Quebec. Both the sales and service areas of the partnership will continue to expand for the remainder of this year and are expected to be implemented in eight provinces, three territories, and Alaska by 2025.

"With the expansion of our product lineup, SMS Equipment is now positioned to serve Canada and Alaska's diverse mining needs, whether surface, underground or a combination of the two," said Chmielewski.

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Over his more than 16 years of covering mining and mineral exploration, Shane has become renowned for his ability to report on the sector in a way that is technically sound enough to inform industry insiders while being easy to understand by a wider audience.

 

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