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JUL-SEP 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 3 52 PRODUCT NEWS Japan-based Terra Drone Corporaঞon, one of the leading industrial drone soluঞon providers in the world, is announcing the conঞnuaঞon of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV. Established in 2016, KazUAV is a known name in Kazakhstan's drone industry, having provided GIS services to several government agencies and private companies. In 2018, at the request of the Internaঞonal Civil Aviaঞon Organisaঞon (ICAO), KazUAV mapped six airports in the country, totalling a surveyed area of 4 million hectares. The drone company is also registered to provide surveillance drone services to the Kazakhstani special forces. As part of Terra Drone group, KazUAV will leverage globally-proven technologies to provide myriad drone-based services and soluঞons in Kazakhstan. These include power line inspecঞon and vegetaঞon management for the energy sector; onshore/offshore infrastructure inspecঞons, tanks inspecঞons, and non-destrucঞve tesঞng for the oil and gas industry; and open-pit and underground mapping services for the mining sector. According to Toru Tokushige, CEO, Terra Drone Corporaঞon, with 3 per cent of the world's total oil reserves in Kazakhstan, the producঞon of oil and gas in the country is witnessing a year-on-year increase. "As a leading provider of drone-based soluঞons for the oil and gas industry, the ঞme is ripe for Terra Drone to gain a fooঞng in Central Asia with this investment," said Mr Tokushige. Garkushin Eugeniy, CEO, KazUAV concedes that a goal to become the top drone company in the world is incredibly complex and ambiঞous. "We are very pleased that having assessed our results and potenঞal, Terra Drone chose KazUAV as its partner in the Republic of Kazakhstan," said Mr Eugeniy. "Thanks to this step, all advanced foreign technologies will be available to our customers in surveying, power generaঞon, construcঞon, oil and gas, and other areas. Kazakhstan will now become part of the global unmanned aircra[ community as one of the youngest but largest markets." Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia L-R: Yuhei Nagai, Director, Terra Drone; Dmitriy Ivanov, Director, Terra Drone; Garkushin Eugeniy, CEO, KazUAV; Ruslan Vitvitski, CCO, KazUAV; and Alexander Borovkov, CTO, KazUAV Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has entered into a strategic partnership with Europe's largest manufacturer of a[ermarket crusher parts. For more than 40 years, CMS Cepcor has manufactured premium crusher spares for more than three dozen acঞve and classic brands throughout Europe. The parts manufacturer recently expanded its global footprint when it launched CMS Cepcor Americas. From its US headquarters in Pekin, Illinois, CMS Cepcor Americas will stock, sell and service a[ermarket parts throughout North and South America. In addiঞon to the greater market, they will work closely with Superior to supply crushing equipment spares to Superior's growing group of crushing dealers and customers. "We have assembled a talented team of industry veterans who understand what it means to serve customers with high-quality products backed by ঞmely support," says Doug Parsons, the president of CMS Cepcor Americas. "Personally, my relaঞonship with Superior goes back two decades and our trust and confidence in each other runs deep. We're excited to fill a gap in the market where customers are not being supported to the level they require." Superior and CMS Cepcor® create partnership for crusher parts in North America

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