DSI Underground SMART, which is a subsidiary of DSI Underground achieved the virtual reality training specialist Edvirt on 26 February 2021.The acquisition develops DSI Underground’s finance in innovation to enhance efficiency and safety across mining and tunneling operations forward.
According to Edvirt’s leading-edge virtual reality training technology, this company presents products and teaching courses to mining and tunneling customers worldwide. The basic office of this company bases in Gothenburg, Sweden, and provides ideal DSI Underground SMART’s growing portfolio of intelligent with digital solutions and services. While acting as a standalone company and serve its international customer, the Edvirt is going to expand new services for DSI Underground SMART.
Due to a concluded agreement with Sandvik about acquisition of DSI underground, currently DSI and Edvirt will become part of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. The predicted date for closing this contract is mid-2021, if the relevant regulatory has been approved.
“Mining and tunneling require efficient and intelligent digital solutions. Today, simulator-based, remote training courses and certification programs are increasingly becoming part of our daily business. We are very pleased to have gained an excellently positioned partner in Edvirt and welcome many knowledgeable new colleagues to join our team. DSI Underground SMART and Edvirt will be able to offer an unmatched virtual training offering supporting safety and productivity across the underground development cycle. Together we will drive our growth forward and reinforce progress,” stated Michael Reich, CEO of DSI Underground.
Tomislav Rogan, CEO of Edvirt asserts: “Our mission has from the start been to develop the industry to become safer and smarter, utilizing intelligent digital solutions such as training simulators. We are therefore very excited to join the DSI Underground and Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions family.”
In accordance to statement of Eric Odkrans, Co-founder and Head of Business Development at Edvirt: “Edvirt is a great story of innovation becoming an industry standard. We are happy to go into a new phase increasing our digital service and product portfolio and reaching more clients globally together with our new partners.”