DSI Underground SMART adds Edvirt to its portfolio 04 Mar 2021

DSI Underground SMART News Release

DSI Underground SMART, a wholly owned subsidiary of DSI Underground has increased its investment in vehicle safety and innovation underground by acquiring 100% of Swedish training and virtual reality company Edvirt.

From its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, Edvirt provides virtual reality products and training for underground projects worldwide. It will develop new services for DSI Underground SMART but will also continue to operate as a standalone company and serve its international customer base.

As Sandvik previously signed an agreement to acquire DSI Underground, DSI Underground SMART and Edvirt will become part of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. The transaction is expected to complete by mid-2021 and is subject to regulatory approvals.

Edvirt virtual reality shotcrete simulator training

"Tunneling requires efficient and intelligent digital solutions. Today, simulator-based, remote training courses and certification programs are increasingly becoming part of our daily business. DSI Underground SMART and Edvirt will be able to offer virtual training supporting safety and productivity underground,” said Michael Reich, CEO DSI Underground.

“Our mission from the start has been to develop the industry to become safer and smarter, utilizing intelligent digital solutions such as training simulators. We are excited to join the DSI Underground and Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions family,” said Tomislav Rogan, CEO Edvirt.

“Edvirt is a great story of innovation becoming an industry standard. We are happy to go into a new phase increasing our digital service and product portfolio and reaching more clients globally together with our new partners,” said Eric Odkrans, Co-founder and Head of Business Development at Edvirt.

Edvirt’s virtual reality-based training and certification courses are designed to increase safety, enhance quality and reduce costs underground. DSI Underground SMART supplies ground support products, systems and solutions for the tunneling industry. From bolting systems to injection chemicals and resin capsules, they reinforce underground structures safely, quickly and efficiently.


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