Hexagon to acquire software developer Mintec
Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mintec, a resource modelling, optimisation, mine planning and scheduling software developer for the mining industry.
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, USA, Mintec has with its 232 employees grown into a global network of mining professionals providing technology, service and support in some of the most complex mining operations around the world. MineSight, the company’s modelling and mine planning brand since 1970, is well-known and respected in the industry.
Mining is becoming a more precise practice, and accurate mine planning and scheduling is at the forefront of this change. Hexagon has been active primarily in the operations domain, but the integration of the planning, scheduling and daily production capabilities of Mintec will enable Hexagon to close the loop and control data flow from design and mine planning through extraction and back into life- of-mine planning, providing a comprehensive flow of data across all mining operations.
“The acquisition of planning and scheduling software strengthens our mining solution strategy, providing a platform for comprehensive life-of-mine solutions,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén.