Weir Group acquires Sweden’s SentianAI

Weir Group, the Glasgow-based global engineering and mining giant, said it has acquired SentianAI, a Swedish-based developer of AI solutions “that optimise performance in minerals processing.”

With this acquisition, Weir said it is “accelerating its technology roadmap and expanding its digital capability to provide enhanced productivity and sustainability offerings to customers.”

SentianAI, founded in 2016, is based in Malmö and has a team of software developers and data scientists.

“The software that it develops uses advanced AI algorithms that continuously learn and adapt to the dynamic processes within a mine, providing continuous improvement and optimisation over time,” said Weir, which has 12,000 employees operating in over 60 countries.

Weir Group CEO Jon Stanton said: “Digital technology has an important role in helping address the challenges of declining ore grades, production efficiency, and CO2 emissions for our customers.

“SentianAI’s advanced software solutions complement and will bridge our Synertrex and Motion Metrics technologies well.

“Together, these will enable us to provide holistic performance monitoring and optimisation for smart, efficient and sustainable mining. We welcome SentianAI’s team of experts to Weir.”