KOMATSU AWARDED RIO'S 2011 SUPPLIER RECOGNITION
Komatsu Australia has won an award for Innovation and Contribution to Sustainable Development under Rio Tinto's 2011 Iron Ore Supplier Recognition Program for its contributions to Rio's Mine of the Future project through itsdevelopments in autonomous haulage.
Rio Tinto announced the winners of the Excellence Awards event on February 17 2012 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its Excellence Awards citation, Rio Tinto stated that autonomous haulage is an important component in its Mine of the Future program.
"Komatsu, working with Rio Tinto, has developed technologies that are revolutionising the way large-scale mining is done, creating attractive hightech jobs, and helping us to improve safety and environmental performance and reduce carbon emissions," said the submission.