DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) has announced it is buying the intellectual property and manufacturing assets for the “OneStep” mining bolt from Hilti.
OneStep is a self-drilling mining bolt that combines the drill head, drill steel, bolt and adhesive resin into one unit. In a single step it allows users to drill a hole, retract drill steel, insert a resin capsule, insert the bolt and set the bolt, which saves time and improves installation quality and safety, DSI said in a release.
Hilti launched the product in 2004 to add speed and consistency to bolting for roadway development in deep coal mines in Germany. Soon afterwards the product was used in mines in Australia, Czech Republic, Poland and the U.S. Today it is used mostly in Australian coal mines.
“Our plan is to optimize the supply chain of the product and promote OneStep through our well established distribution network,” DSI CEO Patrik Nolaker said.
DSI specializes in underground mining and tunnelling products, and serves customers in 95 countries. The Germany-based firm has 2,100 employees and a network of manufacturing plants and warehouses that spans the globe.
Headquarterd in Liechtenstein, Hilti is a major construction and energy industry supplier that operates in 120 countries, employs 22,000 people and generated $6.1 billion in revenue in 2014.