Mining equipment and services

Ontario's mining equipment

Ontario's mining equipment

Faced with rising operating costs and ever tougher environmental and safety regulations, mining companies worldwide are turning to Ontario-based firms for solutions.

Over the past 120 years Ontario has developed one of the world’s most productive, technologically advanced, environmentally sound and safe mining industries — which has spurred the growth of our mining equipment and services sector.

Today, 1,000+ innovative Ontario companies are supplying the latest in mining methods, technologies and products to global markets.

Their capabilities include:

  • exploration research
  • mine planning, design and development
  • automation and telerobotics
  • underground communication and data transmission networks
  • design and development of mining equipment
  • environmental studies and mine site reclamation
  • deep mining
  • risk management and safety

Top 5 Reasons to choose Ontario suppliers

  • Experience. Ontario’s mining industry is recognized as a leader in productivity and in environmental and safety standards. Our mining equipment and services companies can — and do — solve the toughest challenges anywhere.
  • Ingenious solutions. Technology is revolutionizing every stage of the mining process,and thanks to generous R&D tax credits and collaborative R&D programs, Ontario companies are leading the way with cutting-edge products and services that improve working conditions, increase efficiency and lower production costs.
  • Exceptional quality. A highly skilled workforce, together with exceptional precision manufacturing capabilities, means our companies produce products and processes that meet the most demanding specifications, from above ground remote control systems to the heavy equipment they operate hundreds of meters below the surface.
  • Superior service. Whether it’s product customization, performance guarantees, customer training or meeting demanding just-in-time delivery schedules, companies worldwide know they can depend on Ontario suppliers to deliver on time and on budget — because they’ve been doing it successfully for both the domestic and exports markets for more than a century.
  • Cost advantage. KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives reports in 2004, 2006, 2008 and again in 2010 all concluded that operating costs for sophisticated manufacturing companies were lower in Ontario than in the U.S. or any other G7 country, making them highly competitive when fulfilling global supply chains.

Supplying the world’s mining community

Founded to meet the demand for specialized system integration and automation solutions in the mining sector, BES1 ECH provides customized software development engineering, automation and environmental monitoring services. With a focus on continuous improvement and innovation, BESTECH’s products are used by companies in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and South America.

ECO Waste Solutions is a small firm but is solving big problems for mining companies from the Arctic Circle to the Andes Mountains. Eco Waste Solutions designs and manufactures camp waste incinerators that can treat a range of waste materials generated at a mine site, while meeting North American and European emission standards. With a focus on markets in North, Central and South America, Eco Waste Solutions has enjoyed 25-35% compound growth over the past five years.

HLS Hard-Line Solutions designs, manufactures and services state-of-the-art mining communications systems, including radio remote control, wired control, teleoperated, video and digital systems. With a well-earned reputation for its innovative and reliable turnkey solutions, Hard-Line has customers worldwide including mining giants like Codelco, Xstrata, New Boliden Tara Mines, Volcan Compania Minera S.A., Industrias Penoles S.A., Barrick Gold, and BHPBilliton.

Ml RARCO has been helping the worldwide mining industry “turn data into gold” for more than a decade. A pioneer in virtual reality, MIRARCO has developed 3D technology that enables technicians, engineers, planners, managers, regulators and financiers to interpret and evaluate mining data with unique clarity and detail. Its technology is being used by a growing number of companies in Canada, the U.S., China and Australia.

When it comes to customer service, Timberock International “goes the distance”. For more than 25 years, hard rock mining companies from North America, South America and Europe have turned to Timberock when they need repairs to traditionally hard to fix equipment, including jumbo rock drills, boom and feed systems and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

From grass-roots exploration through to mine closure. Watts, Griff IS and McOuat (WGM) has distinguished itself as one of the most trusted names in mining for close to 50 years. The firm’s expertise in project management, mineral resource and reserve estimates, Nl 43-101 technical reports, due diligence reviews and property valuations is second to none. WGM’s consultants have worked across the globe on projects that have included: the Itilima gold project in Tanzania, the Al Masane Polymetallic Mine in Saudi Arabia, the Onca-Puma Laterite nickel project in Brazil, and the Tong Guan gold project in China.

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