A new high- technology company has been created in Sudbury to serve the mining industry.
FORTAI is the name of the company that describes itself as having the vision and experience to transform how mines and heavy industry design, build, and manage their operations.
FORTAI is an advanced technology and product manufacturing company focused on delivering innovative value chain management and savings to the mining industry while providing profitable growth to investors and shareholders said a company news release.
FORTAI’s ADMMIT® technology is an autonomous mobile inventory management system built for dynamic environments such as mines. It tracks, delivers and manages material movement in real-time, from purchase to consumption and links to planning and inventory controls. The company is also developing a customizable and mine-ready container called the SmartCube®, that works with the ADMMIT® platform.
The company’s website – fortai.ca -- describes itself as “building an Amazon-like distribution model for the mining industry”
One of the company’s key assets is president Trang Tran-Valade, P.Eng., PMP, well-known for her role as the founding president of SHYFTinc in 2018. Prior to that Tran-Valade was associated with BESTECH in Sudbury where she was involved in a variety of leadership roles and innovative projects.
“Our vision is to deliver optimal value at every link of the mining production chain,” Tran-Valade said in the news release.
“The industry is looking for transformative ways to meet or exceed production targets. We are building a material tracking and inventory system purpose-built for mining – one that’s as robust as those used by world-class logistics and retail companies.”
FORTAI said Tran-Valade will be at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto next week, with ADMMIT® dealer, SHYFTinc, to discuss this transformative technology and options for clients.
“We already have premiere technology and global top-ten mining companies working with us on development and field testing, and we invite others to discover how it can optimize their operation,” she said.