President's Message Summer 2019
As part of that commitment, in April, SMS Equipment deployed the first Komatsu 980E-4AT, the largest autonomous truck in commercial operations in the world, into production in Canada. Mike Brown, EVP, Innovation and Advanced Technologies led the development of an experienced team of autonomous mining specialists dedicated to supporting our customers’ needs from inception through to implementation and continuous improvement.
Digital solutions are not limited to autonomous mining technologies. SMS Equipment is also investing heavily in the development of Smart Construction solutions, delivering Komatsu’s integrated intelligent machine control (IMC), increasing our front-line support, and expanding our customers’ opportunities with bolt-on aftermarket technology.
Last year, we announced the introduction of the Takeuchi compact equipment line. We have positioned additional regional sales personnel to improve your access to the quality range of compact equipment products that we have in stock for your specific requirements. Reach out to them increase efficiencies in your business with the combination of this quality equipment and our full-service approach.
Growth is broad-based, driven by investments and exports. Canadian jobs have grown by 219,000 over the past 12 months, with the majority being full-time positions. The overall unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, the lowest in several years.
While oil price predictions of US$55 to US$75 have not materialized, the price may move to the upper part of that range driven by the new supply cut agreed between OPEC and Russia and increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Canada’s oil will continue to trade at a discount as limited pipeline capacity continues to weigh on our ability to export, though the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in June will help strengthen prices.
As your business works through development opportunities this season, SMS Equipment continues its firm commitment to improving customer productivity and reducing operating cost, regardless of industry, with solutions tailored to your needs.
President & CEO
Acheson, AB, April 15, 2019 – This month, SMS Equipment deployed the Komatsu 980E-4AT - the largest autonomous Komatsu truck in commercial operations in the world - into production in Canada. The Komatsu 980E-4AT is modeled after the proven work horse 930E series.
Acheson, Alberta - SMS Equipment Inc., is now offering the new Komatsu GD655-7 motor grader, equipped with a Tier 4 Final certified emissions-regulations-compliant engine. This model is designed to significantly reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity.