To reduce capital, operating, and maintenance costs during that time, Whitehaven Coal will install the Wenco mine fleet management system on all vehicles at Maules Creek. The core system will provide real-time data about operations and maintenance, letting mine personnel boost the productivity and reliability of their equipment.

Along with the core system, the project will also use Wenco’s Maintenance Monitor, MobileST and other dispatching applications, and the BenchManager high-precision dozer and shovel system.

After considering several providers, Whitehaven Coal chose Wenco because of the support offered by its office in nearby Brisbane and its local parts holdings through Hitachi Australia. Wenco is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. Wenco’s system also won out thanks to its easy integration with OEM and third-party systems.