Innovation and Development

THE COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING ON SYSTEMATIZING THE INNOVATION MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN ORDER TO MAKE INNOVATION CONTINUOUS AND SUSTAINABLE OVER TIME. A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THESE EFFORTS HAS FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING SPECIALIZED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO MEET CUSTOMERS SPECIFIC AND SIGNIFICANT EVERYDAY NEEDS.

A NEW VICEPRESIDENCY CHARGED WITH PROVIDING NEW SOLUTIONS

Seeking to provide more agility and to optimize innovation processes, Enaex implemented the Vice Presidency of Innovation and Start-Ups in 2018. Its global structure aims to accelerate development at the pace of exponential technology.

HIGH-TECH DEVELOPMENTS

This year the Company made important progress on the tremendous challenge of robotizing blasting processes. The new solutions focus primarily on three objectives: Always seeking to improve levels of personal safety, the first is to offer a solution for high-risk operations. Second, we seek to make viable mining resources whose risk levels hinder traditional operations. Finally, we aim to implement remote, automated operations, modernizing traditional mining and making advances in technology and productivity.

NEARLY 31 INNOVATION PROJECTS IN THE GLOBAL PORTFOLIO

Furthermore, the Company has increased its capacity to develop and export innovative products and solutions. The Milodon® MMU is currently operating in some service operations in Brazil and Peru while products like Vertex® Energex® and Plasma® are being used in Brazil.