Tata Steel Onboards Drone Start-Up AUS (Aarav Unmanned Systems)
Tata Steel signed a MoU with drone-based startup AUS for mining solutions. The objectives are to achieve efficiency, safety and productivity of mining operations.
For efficient mining management, Tata Steel has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangalore-based startup Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS), a provider of end-to-end drone solutions.
The main objective of this collaboration is to collaboratively develop and provide fully integrated, sustainable solutions with an emphasis on the productivity, efficiency, and safety of open cast mining operations.
In order to offer specialized drone-based solutions to Tata Steel Group enterprises across various stock and mining locations in India, including mine analytics and geo-technical mapping, Tata Steel will collaborate with AUS.
“We are thrilled to engage with AUS once again, This time for the long term and with a bigger vision of sustainable growth,” said D.B. Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, on this partnership.
Digitization facilitated by drone surveys and other technologies will assist in acquiring efficient and useful information. Tata Steel believes that integrating drone data and thorough analytics to redefine fundamental mining operations, including exploration and mining planning, has enormous promise.
Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) will provide end-to-end mining solutions to increase productivity, efficiency, and site safety while being cost-effective and necessitating less on-foot exploration.
Tata wishes to provide the other mining firms in the world with a qualified solution based on its knowledge and experience through its wholly owned company, Tata Steel Industrial Consultancy Ltd.
Tata Steel is dedicated to ensuring sustainable mining throughout all of its international operations because it is a multinational, diversified mining firm.
The company’s main mining operations are all EMS ISO 14001-certified and follow worldwide environmental management standards.
Tata Steel has also developed a holistic business model that manages the entire value chain, including the steel value chain, which starts with captive mining and ends with downstream steel business.
The company also includes the raw material value chain, which starts with the mining of chrome and manganese ore and ends with the production of ferro-alloys and sales.
Tata Steel is also involved in other businesses like bearing and agricultural equipment manufacturing and equipment manufacturing for other industries.
The company hopes to develop a sustainable mining operation in order to take advantage of the government’s Self-reliant India program and legislative changes to meet the needs of captive raw materials in the years after 2030.