Joint Venture Partners

Joint Venture Partners

Ausdrill Limited and barminco limited joined forces to create aums in 2007, forming a powerful new underground mining solution.

A name built on excellence

AUMS is a 50/50 joint venture between two of the biggest names in the mining services sector – Ausdrill Limited and Barminco Limited.

Ausdrill has been a major operator in Africa since 1991 through its 100% owned subsidiary, African Mining Services (AMS) and has built up invaluable on-the-ground operational and logistical experience.

Barminco is an international leader in hard rock underground mining with world class equipment and technical expertise.

Ausdrill Limited – the African experts

Ausdrill is a major ASX-listed global mining services group. The company has built its reputation on employing the very best operators, investing in the very best equipment and providing its global clients with timely solutions, safely and on budget.

Ausdrill is a diverse and integrated mining services group, providing exploration, assaying, drill and blast, contract mining, equipment hire, procurement, logistics and manufacturing services to blue-chip mining and resource companies globally.

Ausdrill has provided a full range of operational and logistical services to African-based projects for over 15 years, with a client list encompassing the largest and best in the resource world.

Barminco Limited – proven track record in safety and productivity

Barminco, Australia’s largest underground mining contractor, is at the forefront of the global industry. With a proven track record in safety and productivity, Barminco brings another level of expertise and technical capability to AUMS. 

Barminco provides mining services in all facets of underground mining: jumbo development, vertical development, production mining, diamond drilling, shotcreting, and crushing and screening.

With the largest single company-owned fleet of underground mechanised equipment in the world, Barminco has leading technical capability in decline access mining. Increasingly being proven as the optimal solution for many mines in Africa, the rapid development of the decline enables early access to and mining of underground reserves.

The company applies proven methods, backed by unsurpassed safety performance to deliver global best practice to underground mining operations

Smarter solutions, faster results

Our unique joint venture represents a combination of both companies’ knowledge distilled into a powerful single entity; a highly productive underground mining facilitator for our clients.

With a commitment to world-class best practices, AUMS has become the ‘contractor of choice’ in the African underground hard rock mining industry.

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