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Sandvik expands partnership with JMMC at Kamoa-Kakula to longhole drills

Jimond Mining Management Company (JMMC), a subsidiary of global mining services provider JCHX Mining Management Co., Ltd., has selected Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to supply 15 new units of underground equipment for the Kamoa-Kakula copper operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The order includes eight Toro™ TH663i trucks, five Toro™ LH621i loaders and two Sandvik DL432i longhole production drills. Deliveries are scheduled during the first three quarters of 2024, and will grow the total Sandvik mobile fleet operating at Kamoa-Kakula to more than 100 units.

The two Sandvik DL432i drills will be the first Sandvik underground drills at Kamoa-Kakula, and will help JMMC, the contractor responsible for underground mining at the operation, implement longhole stoping.

“We’re always striving to increase our productivity and efficiency,” said Youcheng Wang, VP of JCHX Mining and GM of JCHX Overseas Division. “We have chosen to expand our fleet of Sandvik loaders and trucks at Kamoa-Kakula due to their proven reliability and productivity. We are excited to introduce Sandvik underground drills to site for the first time. We are already successfully operating Sandvik drills in other mine sites around the world, and we expect to replicate our success at Kamoa-Kakula.”

Sandvik established operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2019 to support Kamoa Copper SA and JMMC at Kamoa-Kakula. Sandvik has a dedicated team of product experts on site and operates a site-based, vendor-managed inventory store.

“We are honored to continue expanding our collaboration with JMMC,” said Eduardo Alonso, Vice President for Sales Area Central Africa at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “This commitment helps further underscore the success of our intelligent load and haul offering in demanding mass hard rock applications, and we now look forward to introducing our intelligent longhole drills at Kamoa-Kakula.”

For further information, please contact:
George Wilson
Territory Manager – DRC
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Email: george_william.wilson@sandvik.com

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Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group providing solutions that enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability for the manufacturing, mining and infrastructure industries. We are at the forefront of digitalization and focus on optimizing our customers’ processes. Our world-leading offering includes equipment, tools, services and digital solutions for machining, mining, rock excavation and rock processing. In 2022 the Group had approximately 40,000 employees and revenues of about 112 billion SEK in about 150 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2022, sales were approximately 57 billion SEK with about 16,200 employees.

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