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Hexagon acquires mine safety specialist, Guardvant

By [email protected] - 21st August 2018 - 11:49

Hexagon’s Mining division announced the acquisition of Guardvant, a provider of integrated safety solutions for the mining industry. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Guardvant specializes in advanced technologies that help mines to improve operator performance, create a more productive work environment, and protect assets. The acquisition significantly strengthens the safety portfolio offered by Hexagon’s Mining division. Worldwide, more than 30,000 mining vehicles are equipped with Hexagon’s collision avoidance system, which is integrated with the company’s solutions for fleet management, personal protection, vehicle intervention, fatigue monitoring and tracking radar. Guardvant’s expertise, particularly in detecting operator fatigue and distraction, helps solidify Hexagon’s leading role in mine safety solutions, said Josh Weiss, President of Hexagon’s Mining division. “Guardvant is a recognized force in fatigue monitoring technology and was the first to market as an OEM-independent in that field,” he said. “The acquisition solidifies Hexagon’s position as the leader in mine safety and enhances our integrated life-of-mine portfolio.“