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Synopsis
This report provides a detailed analysis of investment intentions in 12 areas of technology in the European and the former Soviet Union mining sector. The analysis is based upon Timetric’s survey of 100 mine managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers, and focuses in particular on mine management and vehicle-related technologies.

Areas of analysis include:

- Mining companies’ priorities for investments in the coming two years, across 12 mine-site technologies. These include machine automation, mine design software, environmental monitoring, mine survey equipment and fleet management to name a few, with separate analyses for mine management technologies and vehicle-related technologies.

- Comparisons of investment intentions across segments, including commodities produced, mine type and size of company, as measured by global annual revenues.

- Regional comparisons highlighting differences between current and prospective investments across Western Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandanivia and the Former Soviet Union.

- Specific insight into the potential for autonomous vehicles and expectations for investment over the next ten years.

Summary
Overall trends in the data revealed:

- The primary technologies in which respondents plan to increase investments are mine management software for scheduling/optimization, mine survey equipment, equipment health monitoring and mine design and modelling software.

- For 11 of the 12 areas, a minimum of 50% of respondents already had these technologies in place at their sites, including all mine-management-type tools.

- Over 30% of respondents are currently using autonomous vehicles. Although 44% of respondents indicated no plans to implement autonomous vehicles in the foreseeable future, 31% indicated they were already using autonomous vehicles on-site.

- Safety is the leading driver of technology investments. Safety emerged as the leading driver, followed by cost reduction and productivity improvements.

Scope
The report is based on a survey of 100 senior managers and decision makers at operating European and former Soviet Union mines, responsible for the purchase of plant, equipment and consumables. Survey respondents came from 23 different countries: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. This included 4 different commodity groups and a range of surface and underground mining operations. Respondents were asked to outline their current and future intentions for technology investments across 12 areas, which included mine design, mine survey equipment, scheduling and optimization, equipment health monitoring and machine automation. The report outlines the drivers for these investments and outlines safety, productivity and cost cutting needs as influential in decision making.

Reasons To Buy
- Understand what factors most influence technology investment, and how this varies by company size and type.

- Target the segments with the greatest opportunity for your technology products and services, based on mine type, region, company size and commodity.

- Segment the market according to those fully invested, those partially invested and those not considering investment in each technology.

Key Highlights
- The primary technologies in which respondents plan to increase investments are mine management software for scheduling/optimization, mine survey equipment, equipment health monitoring and mine design and modelling software.

- For 11 of the 12 areas, a minimum of 50% of respondents already had these technologies in place at their sites, including all mine-management-type tools.

- Over 30% of respondents are currently using autonomous vehicles. Although 44% of respondents indicated no plans to implement autonomous vehicles in the foreseeable future, 31% indicated they were already using autonomous vehicles on-site.

- Safety is the leading driver of technology investments. Safety emerged as the leading driver, followed by cost reduction and productivity improvements.N6

Table Of Contents

Technology Investment Priorities in Mining in Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 2015
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Technology Investment Intentions in Europe and the Former Soviet Union
2.1 Benchmarking Investment Intentions across 12 Technologies
3 Technology Investment Intentions for Mine-Management
3.1 Technology Investments in Mine-Management Tools
3.2 Mine-Management Technology Investment by Mine Type
3.3 Mine-Management Technology Investment by Commodity
3.4 Mine-Management Technology Investment by Company Size
3.5 Mine-Management Technology Investment by Region
4 Technology Investments and Intentions for Vehicles
4.1 Overview of Vehicle-Related Technologies Investments and Intentions
4.2 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Company Size
4.3 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type
4.4 Automation in Mining Equipment and Autonomous Vehicles
4.5 Underground LHD Automation
4.6 Future Mining Landscapes
5 Safety is the Key Driver of Technology Investment
5.1 Consensus on Dominant Drivers
6 Recommendations
7 Appendix I
7.1 Survey Background
7.2 Analysis of the Survey Sample
8 Appendix II
9 Appendix III
9.1 What is This Report About?
9.2 Methodology
9.3 Contact Timetric
9.4 About Timetric
9.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014/2015
Table 2: Mine Management - Investment Considered by Region, 2014/2015
Table 3: Vehicle Technology - Investment Considered by Company Size, 2014
Table 4: Respondents' Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site (%), 2014/2015
Table 5: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments (%), 2014/2015

List of Figures
Figure 1: European Production of Key Commodities, 2008-2020
Figure 2: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014/15
Figure 4: Main Driver of Technology Investment (%), 2014/15
Figure 5: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014/15
Figure 6: Mine-Management Technology Investment (%), 2014/15
Figure 7: Mine-Management Technology Investment by Type of Mine (%), 2014/15
Figure 8: Mine-Management Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2014/15
Figure 9: Planned Investment into Mine-Management Tools - Comparison by Commodity Group(%), 2014/15
Figure 10: Mine-Management Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014/15
Figure 11: Mine-Management Technology Investments by Companies Earning over US$10 billion (%), 2014/15
Figure 12: Mine-Management Technology Already in Place by Region (%), 2014/15
Figure 13: Mine-Management Technologies - Neither Have Nor Considering (%), 2014/15
Figure 14: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments and Intentions (%), 2014/15
Figure 15: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014/15
Figure 16: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type (%), 2014/15
Figure 17: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site (%), 2014/15
Figure 18: Underground and Surface Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site (%), 2014/15
Figure 19: Estimated 2020 Underground and Surface Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles On-Site (%)
Figure 20: Remote-Control and Machine Automation Implemented On-Sites by Commodity (%), 2014/15
Figure 21: Remote-Control and Machine Automation Implemented On-Site by Commodity (%), 2014/15
Figure 22: Rankings of Dominant Drivers of Technology (%), 2014/15
Figure 23: Highest Priority Driver for Technology by Commodity (%), 2014/15
Figure 24: Ranking of Dominant Driver for Technology by Respondents Role (%), 2014/15
Figure 25: Ranking of Dominant Driver for Technology by Region (%), 2014/15
Figure 49: Survey Respondents by Country (%), 2014/15
Figure 50: Survey Respondents by Mine Type (%), 2014/15
Figure 51: Survey Respondents by Commodity (%), 2014/15

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