MST announces Strategic Partnership Agreemeent with Mining Consultancy Services

Mining Consultancy Services appointed as exclusive reseller and implementation partner for coal mine solutions in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 14, 2013 – MST today announced that it has appointed Mining Consultancy Services (MCS) as its exclusive reseller and implementation partner for coal mine solutions in South Africa.  This partnership brings together the highly respected international industry expertise and production optimisation consultancy services of MCS, with the technology innovation of MST.

MST is recognised globally as a pioneer of technology solutions to improve mine operations and safety, and is successfully installed in over 500 mines worldwide. The company has a 25 year history of providing critical communications networks and solutions for automation-enablement, production optimisation, vehicle and personnel tracking, and safety in underground and surface mining applications.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with MCS, an organisation with such depth of knowledge in the local South African market and a reputation for delivering high value to customers,” said Jurie van Rensburg, Regional Manager for MST in Africa. “We see great opportunities for mining organisations to derive true business ROI from our operational optimisation technology and services.  This formal agreement allows us to rapidly expand our footprint in South Africa with a trusted partner with whom we have already enjoyed a successful relationship over several years both in South Africa and internationally.”

While MST will draw on its global domain expertise to provide critical network design, solution architecture and other specialist support, MCS will be responsible for overall sales, consulting, implementation and maintenance services.

Zaais van Zyl, MCS Managing Director said: “Local customers will benefit from the value both organisations bring to the table in this perfect union.  MST solutions provide access to live operational data, which is critical in order to derive actionable business intelligence for timely and effective decision-making; while MCS has the credentials to ensure organisations will achieve tangible outcomes from deploying this enabling technology. This is a key imperative in our industry today.”

For MST, this partnership accelerates its aggressive growth plans for the coal sector in South Africa.

“By partnering with MCS, we are bringing our industry leading solutions to market through an organisation that truly understands the operational and business issues faced by coal mines today. That translates to optimised output, minimised costs and reduced risk for customers,” said Roy Pater, MST Sales Director – Africa & Australia.

“The partnership is a great business proposition for MST and MCS, and at the end of the day it’s our customers who will come out winners with technology deployments that add real value to their operations,” he added.

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About MST

Established in Australia almost 25 years ago and with global operations across six continents, MST specialises in the design, manufacture and deployment of critical solutions for communications networks, automation-enablement, production optimisation, vehicle and personnel tracking, and safety in underground and surface mining applications.  The company’s network technologies and operational optimisation solutions are providing the core infrastructure and automation-enablement platform for an increasing number of forward-thinking mining corporations which recognise the value of having a single network and integrated management framework to run and better manage their mine operations.  For further information contact us on enquiries@mstglobal.com.

About Mining Consultancy Services

MCS is an internationally recognised mining consultancy company with offices in RSA , Australia and Russia. Formed in 1988, MCS provides a full spectrum of services to the mining industry from resource evaluation, investment analysis, mine production optimisation and various technical and commercial analyses. MCS has established an international reputation for its ability to maximise value from mining assets by production optimisation using its unique process based management systems. For further information visit www.mcsza.com

Media Contacts:
Roy Pater                                                           Mark Stevens
Sales Director – Africa & Australia          Technical Director
MST                                                                      Mining Consultancy Service
r.pater@mstglobal.com.au                       mark@mcs-com.net
Tel: +61 2 9491 6555                                    Tel:  +27 11 463 5501