Genesis Minerals contracted SMS Mining in August 2016 to deliver the load and haul requirements for the Ulysses Gold project. SMS mobilised quickly and efficiently, commencing works on the site within three months. As with all open pit projects, the requirements are constantly challenging and changing. We couldn’t have asked any more of SMS. Their team worked well with the Genesis team. They got down to work and delivered what they said they would. As a result, the job was completed safely, on budget and on time.
Working with SMS allowed us to de-risk the overall project, enabling us to extract maximum value from the pit and open up opportunities. I would recommend SMS as a good partner and team to work with.
SMS is a company that works with you – a strength as a contractor enabling the best results to be delivered for a client. They come back with ideas on how to reduce costs and see it as one of their key responsibilities – the delivery of value. They are a big company with a small company feel. They are growing however have maintained the accessibility of their senior management team with quarterly reviews in place. They are open and honest in negotiations and deadlines, and professional in their approach. We are happy with the way they have conducted themselves and have found them to be one of the better contractors.
SMS has provided rental equipment hire and maintenance; as well contract mining services to Saracen. Over the years, we have found the team at SMS approachable with the ability to have discussions with key senior managers when required and nimble enabling fast and responsive decisions.
As the Regional Contracts Manager for Norton Gold Fields Limited from 2013 to 2018, my role involved considerable interaction between Norton and SMS Rental & SMS Innovative Mining Solutions.
SMS bid and won the Maintenance & Repair Contract (MARC) in September 2013, against a strong and competitive field of bidders. SMS managed the maintenance and repairs of Norton’s Open Pit Mining fleet totaling over 30 pieces of earthmoving and mining equipment. In 2017 SMS won the MARC re-tender, and was awarded a Contract extension for a further two years.
Since 2013, SMS have demonstrated their professionalism, loyalty and commitment to Norton, with an exceptional track record in safety, quality, productivity and business improvement.
SMS worked tirelessly with Norton to assist in cost reduction when the gold price dropped in 2015, which allowed Norton to continue mining its operations in a competitive manner.
In 2016, 2017 & 2018, SMS bid and won full turnkey Mining Services Contracts and other earthmoving equipment rental Contracts with Norton. SMS always provide high quality rental fleet at exceptional value, with strong back up support to ensure the reliability and utilisation of the fleet meets and exceeds the customer’s requirements.
I have no hesitation in recommending SMS as a quality and reliable Service Provider in all aspects of mining fleet repair and maintenance, rental fleet supply and maintenance, and full turnkey mining services projects.
SMS offer a unique service with their ability to leverage their experience and relationships to assist in the acquisition of appropriate equipment on behalf of the company. They are highly responsive helping us gear up with equipment when a project needs it. As a company to work with, the team is adaptable and flexible; and when issues or challenges arise, they work hard to come up with a solution. We have a strong relationship with the company, with the ability to talk directly with the owners when needed.