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February 2024

ABD Solutions brings its Indigo Drive autonomy to Australia

ABD Solutions, a subsidiary of UK based AB Dynamics plc, proudly unveils its latest milestone in strategic expansion with the establishment of its Australian operation in Perth, Western Australia. Leveraging the decades-long vehicle automation experience of its parent company, ABD Solutions specialises in after-market autonomy tailored for fleet vehicles across diverse industrial applications including mining, construction, materials handling, defence and agriculture.

Building upon its existing presence in the United Kingdom and Japan, the launch of ABD Solutions’ Australian operation is in response to growing demand for its Indigo Drive fleet autonomy solution in the Australian market, particularly in the mining and resources sector.

ABD Solutions is set to introduce in-country demonstrations of Indigo Drive in the coming months. Indigo Drive, an adaptable and versatile solution, expedites the implementation of fleet autonomy by automating existing fleets and infrastructure, ensuring swift and cost-effective deployment. In operation, Indigo Drive creates safer, more productive sites while tackling driver shortages and reducing emissions. This translates into operational savings through reduced fuel costs, better fleet utilisation, and more efficient staffing.

As part of the Australian market expansion, ABD Solutions is pleased to welcome Andrew Van Der Merwe as its new General Manager for Australia. With a wealth of experience in the mining industry, Andrew’s passion for technology and the mining industry aligns with ABD Solutions’ drive to empower businesses to create safer, more productive operations through the use of autonomous fleets.

“I am excited to bring our autonomous solution to the Australian market,” said Andrew. “The mining industry in Australia has a huge demand for flexible automation solutions that can be implemented across a range of vehicle types from any manufacturer, while causing minimal disruption to existing operations. I believe Indigo Drive is the perfect solution for the Australian mining industry, especially with the focus on tackling driver shortages, improving fleet productivity, and the continuing drive to improve safety.”

ABD Solutions’ entry into the Australian market marks a crucial step in its global strategy. The company looks forward to contributing to the growth and innovation of the Australian market as it continues to set new standards for autonomous technology worldwide.