Groundhog digitizes and automates mines with a comprehensive platform covering operations, maintenance, quality, and safety training. Their software is simple yet powerful, allowing miners to focus on their work while Groundhog handles the rest.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Groundhog: Our product portfolio:

Key Features:

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Groundhog: Our new releases:

Weighbridge integration: This new solution is a Windows-based application that integrates with the weighbridge hardware, making payload tracking in underground mines easier. It records important details like miner info, source, and destination locations, hauling weight, and arrival time. The empty weight and time gets recorded en route back. The app connects to the GroundHog cloud for real-time tracking and storing all relevant info. It makes mining safer and more efficient by saving time and reducing human error.

RTLS: RTLS helps locate and monitor equipment underground, enables trigger alarms in no-go zones and traffic management.

Collision Alerts and Traffic Management: With our comprehensive platform, safety is a top priority. The operator is always kept informed and alerted when in close proximity to other equipment or people, ensuring that accidents are prevented. Traffic underground is also managed automatically, considering the priority of the vehicle, no-go zones, and control room activity assignments. Our software covers all these details, allowing miners to focus on their work without worrying about safety concerns.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?  

Groundhog: Given above.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Groundhog: Early adopters of digital technologies. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Groundhog: Many companies are turning to digitization and automation to improve efficiency and reduce costs. This trend is particularly evident in Australia and Africa, where we are seeing a surge in digital projects. New mines also recognize the benefits of incorporating digital technologies from the outset. By streamlining operations and minimizing the risk of accidents, these technologies provide a safer and more productive working environment for miners.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Groundhog: RTLS for underground & Automatic shift allocation and shift planning.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

Groundhog: The global digital mining market is expected to expand above 10% CAGR. We see a doubling of digital projects in 2023. We hope to see this trend continue for the next foreseeable future.