With a recent partnership, Pronto is looking to scale the use of autonomous technology in the Chilean mining and forestry industries. RAICO S.A. is a mining and forestry equipment sales and rental services provider based in Chile and is Pronto’s new partner.
As part of the partnership, RAICO will provide sales, distribution, installation, and aftermarket support services for Pronto’s AHS and Pollen Mobile private LTE/5G network technologies. At first, the partnership will focus on deploying Pronto’s OEM-agnostic AHS on Bell articulated dump trucks and then look to expand towards supporting other OEMs and applications.
“It’s not a coincidence that our first international partnership is in Chile, a critical supplier of minerals such as lithium, which like autonomous technology will be essential to the world’s transition to a carbon-neutral economy,” says Anthony Levandowski, CEO of Pronto. “The greenest mining is autonomous mining. We’re looking forward to bringing the environmental, cost, productivity, and safety benefits of our autonomous haulage system to mining, quarrying, and forestry operations of all sizes in Chile.”
Pronto’s AI-powered AHS works to bring autonomy within reach for operations and equipment of all sizes. The company’s AHS operates fully autonomously, enabling producers to overcome labour shortages, maximize equipment utilization, and minimize environmental impacts while improving job site safety.
“Autonomy is going to be necessary to support the world’s growing demand for critical resources such as lithium and cellulose, and it is the future for most operations in Chile. It is safe, reliable, environmentally friendly, and will help advance the productivity and technical capabilities of critical Chilean industries,” says Cristóbal Alexandroff, commercial manager of RAICO. “We’re excited to be helping usher in the future of sustainable energy, forestry, and mining with a global technology leader like Pronto.”