Rexx takes out first award for Bis

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Future of Mining gong recognition for engineering team


Australia’s newest truck has won the ‘innovation" category at this year’s Future of Mining Awards.

Bis gains the gong for its innovative pocket dump truck, Rexx, and underlined its expectations of high honours following testing testing at Minara’s Murrin Murrin mine in Western Australia.

The innovation award "recognises collaborative innovation involving a mine owner, project developer or contractors and suppliers that directly results in an outstanding commercial outcome or outcomes", organisers say.

Read the Bis response to Rexx’s mine test, here

For Bis CEO Brad Rogers, the win is recognition for Bis and the company’s commitment to being an industry leader in mining technology and innovation.

"At Bis we are constantly searching for better ways to deliver safe, efficient and flexible solutions for our customers, all while being at the forefront of innovation. It was this mindset that led to Rexx," Rogers say.

According to the company, the idea for Rexx came about when Bis leaders recognised a problem in double handling product when it was being moved from pit to processing.

The solution was a 20-wheeled, long range, out-of-pit hauler that would combine the distance capacity of a traditional off road haulage solution with the ability to go out of pit.

Rogers praised Bis’ in-house engineering team who designed and constructed Rexx in Perth, saying: "What our engineering team have delivered in Rexx is exceptional.

"They can be proud to say they have been instrumental in creating a real game changer for mine haulage."

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