HEXAGON ACQUIRES MINE SAFETY SPECIALIST GUARDVANT
Leading fatigue-detection technology to strengthen solutions portfolio
TUCSON, ARIZONA, AUGUST 2, 2018 – Hexagon’s Mining division today announced the acquisition
of Guardvant, a provider of integrated safety solutions for the mining industry. Based in Tucson,
Arizona, Guardvant specializes in advanced technologies that help mines to improve operator
performance, create a more productive work environment, and protect assets.
Today’s acquisition significantly strengthens the safety portfolio offered by Hexagon’s Mining division.
Worldwide, more than 30,000 mining vehicles are equipped with Hexagon’s collision avoidance
system, which is integrated with the company’s solutions for fleet management, personal protection,
vehicle intervention, fatigue monitoring and tracking radar.
Guardvant’s expertise, particularly in detecting operator fatigue and distraction, helps solidify
Hexagon’s leading role in mine safety solutions, said Josh Weiss, President of Hexagon’s Mining
The industry’s demand for safety solutions is growing faster than for any other area of mining
technology, added Weiss. “Guardvant’s knowledge base integrated with our own safety portfolio helps
us respond to this demand. It means greater protection for our customers’ assets and real peace of
mind when it comes to getting everyone home safely.”
Guardvant CEO, Sergio Blacutt, shared his excitement about joining Hexagon and its Mining division.
“Hexagon shares our commitment to safety and are in the unique position of delivering life-of-mine
solutions across a broad technology portfolio,” he said. “We are looking forward to being part of a team
that is changing the game for the mining industry.”