The company will make GasHawk sensors available to miners at cost price- an average discount of 80% compared to Trolex’s nearest competitors. “These are exactly the same products from exactly the same suppliers that our competitors are selling, just 80% cheaper,” the company said in a press release.
“If companies are happy with their supplier and happy to pay four or five times the cost for their sensors then we respect that, but we know that there are some businesses out there that might want to know why they are paying these exceptionally high charges for simply passing on a product,” said Glyn Pierce-Jones, group managing director at Trolex.
The Support Mining (#supportmining) campaign is designed to give the mining industry what it most needs now – lower cost equipment that helps it to increase output efficiency. This is in response to the tough times facing the industry and the need to control cost levels.
The GasHawk personal gas detector for mining offers up to seven days battery life even with infrared sensors installed. With the new Support Mining offer on consumables as part of the launch, Trolex said the cost of ownership on the GasHawk will be around 50-60% less than inferior competitor units.