This new agreement makes TecWise the exclusive distributor of Wenco solutions in Brazil, which Wenco stated will pave the way for customers in the largest Latin American country to leverage Wenco's open and interoperable approach to mining technology.
TecWise and Wenco formed this partnership based on their shared approach to delivering customer-focused solutions to the mining industry. Wenco stated that TecWise's history of strong support throughout Brazil made it a natural partner for Wenco as it expands through Latin America.
Andrew Pyne, president and CEO of Wenco, said: "We're excited to enter the strategic Brazilian mine market in partnership with TecWise. In line with our focus on growing our presence in Latin America, Brazil is a key strategic priority for Wenco, particularly as we collaborate with Hitachi Construction Machinery on their Solution Linkage for Mining platform.
"We have planned this collaborative entry into the Brazilian market for some time and we took our time to identify the right partner, which we found in TecWise. They will ensure our customers have knowledgeable, on-the-ground local support for Wenco solutions for the long haul."
Omar Garzedin, business director and CEO at TecWise, agreed: "The level of flexibility and openness of the Wenco solutions, the philosophy of interoperable standards — this is what initially caught our eye and made Wenco stand out among data solutions providers for the mining industry."
He added: "Over the years, a common challenge for our mining clients has been the ‘closed stack' approach of many suppliers — the difficulty in controlling and using their own operational data in the manner that they prefer. At TecWise, we are fortunate enough to be able to interact closely with our clients, work collaboratively with them in defining the most suitable solution to any given challenge. When we shared the Wenco philosophy — the ability to react to a client need in an agile manner, combined with a global track record — we all clearly saw new ways of addressing long-standing challenges in an innovative, scalable, and cost-effective manner."
TecWise is in discussions with mines throughout Brazil to offer new ways to solve known problems, while extending new capabilities and options through Wenco's open standard approach to mining technology.