The opening of the CEC coincides with Modular Mining's 40th anniversary, and the company said it celebrates its continued growth and positive trajectory in both Tucson and the mining sector.
According to the company, the opening and facility tour were well attended, including by local elected and public officials, community leaders, local mining customers, representatives of Modular Mining's parent company Komatsu and business partners.
"Our new Customer Experience Center is designed to showcase how mine management solutions can improve the safety, efficiency and productivity of mining operations, and help our customers do so sustainably," said Jorge Mascena, president and CEO of Modular Mining. "Today's announcement marks our third major renovation project in six years at this facility. Tucson is evolving into a key mining technology hub, and this expansion demonstrates our commitment to leading this transformation as a long-term member of this community."
The expansion of the CEC comes on the successes of other recent company expansions in Tucson. Komatsu's Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) Center of Excellence (CoE) opened in June 2019, where a cross-functional team of personnel from both Komatsu and Modular Mining work together under the Komatsu umbrella to develop, sell and support the AHS.