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Mining Automation Market

Mining Automation Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Technique and Type - Global Opportunities Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023

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Author's: Seapee Bajaj | Sonia Mutreja
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Mining Automation Market Overview:

The global mining automation market size was valued at $2,193 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $3,810 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2017 to 2023. Mining automation involves use of process and software automation, and incorporation of robotic technology in mining vehicles and automation. Mining automation involves extracting ores, minerals, or other resources using technology and information. The process is undertaken to ensure, better efficiency, productivity, safety, and reduction in operating cost at the mine site. It involves removal of human labor from the mining process.

Key factors such as rise in concerns for miner safety, increase in productivity of the mining activity through automation, controlled costs such as elimination of high labor cost and time, and emergence of mining automation software drive the demand for mining automation. However, depletion of natural resources restrains the market growth. Most of the manual tasks, involving entry level mining positions, have been taken over by mining automation, leading to loss of job opportunities for unskilled laborers, which impedes the market growth. Similarly, increase in transition of consumers toward automation fuels the growth.

Segment Overview

The global mining automation market is segmented based on technique, type, and region. Underground mining and surface mining are studied under the technique segment. Based on type, the market is divided into equipment, software, and communication system. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Growth in automation, urbanization in countries, such as India and China, and rise in the transition from manual cognitive work to automated cognitive work is anticipated to boost the growth of the Mining Automation Market from 2017 to 2023.

Increase in the Need for Worker Safety

Working in underground mines is considered to be extremely hazardous due to the potential dangers such as lack of proper ventilation, exposure to toxic gases, and adverse health effects. This concern derived the need for advanced mining equipment for underground mining techniques to safeguard mine workers, which majorly drives the market.

Reduction in Operating Cost

Automated mining involves removal of manual labor from the mining process. Further, reduction in time needed to travel through the mine during the shift reduces the overall cost involved in the mining process which drives the market growth.

Absence of High Skilled and Qualified Labor

The adoption of mining automation involves requirement of highly skilled and qualified labors at the mine site. The lack of required personnel to operate the technology is the major backdrop. Absence of such required work force acts as a major restraint for the market growth.

Key players operating in the global mining automation market include Autonomous Solution Inc., Atlas Copco, Caterpillar, Hexagon, Hitachi, Komatsu Ltd., Mine site technologies, RPM Global Holdings Ltd., Sandvik AB, and Trimble.

Key Benefits for Mining Automation Market:

  • This report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging mining automation market trends and dynamics.
  • In-depth mining automation market analysis is conducted by constructing market estimations for the key market segments between 2016 and 2023.
  • Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.
  • The global mining automation market forecast analysis from 2016 to 2023 is included in the report.
  • Key players operating in the global market are profiled in this report, and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which help to understand the competitive outlook of the mining automation industry.

Mining Automation Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Technique
  • UNDERGROUND MINING AUTOMATION
  • SURFACE MINING AUTOMATION
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By Type
  • EQUIPMENT
  • SOFTWARE
  • COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
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Key Market Players

ATLAS COPCO AB, TRIMBLE INC., CATERPILLAR, KOMATSU LTD., SANDVIK AB, RPM GLOBAL HOLDINGS LIMITED, HITACHI, LTD., MST (MINE SITE TECHNOLOGIES), HEXAGON, AUTONOMOUS SOLUTION INC.

Analyst Review

Mining automation involves use of process and software automation, and incorporation of robotic technology in mining vehicles and automation. The mining automation market is expected to witness rise in demand for miner safety and increase in productivity of the mining activity through automation. Its different techniques include underground mining automation and surface mining automation.

Continuous launch of new and improved technologies and a progressive transition from manual cognitive work to automated cognitive work drives the market growth.

In 2016, Asia-Pacific was the highest contributor, in terms of revenue, in the mining automation market. In addition, underground mining cart contributed significant revenue to the market, majorly from the Latin America. Furthermore, the software type is anticipated to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period, due to heavy investment across the developing nations.

Key market players have adopted various strategies, such as new product launch, business expansion, and strategic alliances to increase awareness about mining automation across various countries.

Author Name(s) : Seapee Bajaj | Sonia Mutreja

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