GDS Instruments and Solotest (Local Agent) has assisted the geotechnical team at Vale (the world's largest producer of iron ore, pellets, and nickel) in setting up an advanced soils laboratory at their research premises in Belo Horizonte Brasil, with the purpose of enhancing their in-house capabilities for soil characterisation.
Apparatus installed included:
The new state-of-the-art testing laboratory will provide Vale's internal customers with a range of advanced testing capabilities and quality assurance to support their ongoing global operations. “We are very excited to be working with Vale, the equipment purchased is some of the best on the market and gives the new laboratory excellent testing capability. We look forward to assisting them with equipment to expand their testing capability in the years to come.” Clayton Dodd, Sales Director, GDS Instruments.
Originally established on June 1, 1942 as the state-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Vale became a private company ranking among the largest miners in the world. Their operations abroad cover approximately 30 countries that share their mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development.
In addition to mining, Vale work with logistics, railways, ports, terminals and state-of-the-art infrastructure, energy, and steel making.
Read more about Vale here: http://www.vale.com/en/aboutvale/pages/default.aspx