Remote Energy, a pioneer in smart, sustainable energy solutions for mining and industrial operations, has established a formal distributor partnership with Haynes Group (a Sime Darby Industrial Company), a leading service provider to the Australian mining industry, to deliver and deploy Remote Energy’s Eco-Drive to Australian mining companies.

Remote Energy’s Eco-Drive is an innovative anti-idle solution specifically designed for mining haul trucks. When combined with a DC HVAC unit, the Eco-Drive provides a robust and reliable solution that enables the truck’s main engine to shut off at idle, whilst maintaining sufficient power to keep the air conditioning and other critical operating systems running – without fail.  With haul truck idle times ranging anywhere from 10-40% of total operating time, there are significant advantages to deploying a reliable anti-idle solution. Most notably significant reductions to fuel consumption, resulting in an overall reduction in carbon emissions. The Eco-Drive also offers mining companies the opportunity to extend asset life, whilst reducing maintenance and fuel costs.

The partnership will see Haynes Group market, install, and support the Eco-Drive to mining clients in QLD, NSW and Canada.   The Haynes Group is uniquely positioned to service mining clients in these regions, employing more than 700 people across a national footprint as a major service provider to some of the world’s largest industrial organisations in BMA, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, Thiess, Downer Group, NRW and Ergon Energy.

Nathan Mitchell, Chairman of Remote Energy, stated of the relationship with Haynes Group, “We have long held the belief that decreasing mobile mining fleet emissions is a significant challenge facing the sector. While there are several emerging technologies in development that will help solve these issues, we believe it will take time for those technologies to mature before they can be used to replace or repurpose existing mining fleets. As a result, there is still a global mining fleet that must discover more efficient ways to operate. We see the Eco-Drive as one of these bridge efficiency technologies that can provide significant advantages to existing haul truck fleets. The solution has specifically been designed to be non-intrusive to the OEM design, and provides immediate economic, environmental and operational benefits to end users. We are delighted to be partnering with Haynes; their industry position, as well as their strong ties to the Caterpillar brand and large network, make them a perfect partner to assist in bringing change to a changing mining industry.”

Remote Energy Technical lead, Wayne Panther comments: “The development of Eco-Drive was a natural progression for Remote Energy, with over 500 power systems currently in operation around the world, we have established a reputation and track record for deploying reliable and efficient, low voltage power solutions. The Eco-Drive not only provides an independent power source for the haul truck but has a built-in air compressor for filling the truck’s air receiver tanks on demand. This is driving significant efficiency gains, eliminating the need for a service truck to be deployed to refill truck receiver tanks after a rain event. The Eco-Drive has been designed specifically to support the operation of DC HVAC systems, which until now have suffered from reliability concerns in anti-idle applications due to insufficient stored energy. “

Tony Liddelow, VP Commercial operations of Haynes Global: “The addition of the Eco-Drive to the Haynes industrial products offering is a natural fit, and one that allows Haynes Group to offer our valued clients significant efficiency and economic benefits in the operation of their haul truck fleet. With our extensive network of workshops, field service, and component repair facilities we are uniquely positioned to deliver a seamless supply from installation through to after sales support to our clients. We see the Eco-Drive as the key to delivering a reliable and effective anti-idle solution to our clients.”


About Remote Energy

Remote Energy is a pioneer of smart, sustainable energy solutions for mining and industrial operations, with several hundred energy installations in operation worldwide. Based in QLD Australia, Remote Energy is a global leader in the design and manufacture of low voltage, DC power systems for remote applications. The company has supplied its range of solutions to major mining and industrial users globally including Anglo American, BHP, Thiess, Sedgman, US Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please visit

About Haynes Group

Through humble beginnings in Western Australia in 1990, our group of diversified companies now consist of Haynes Group, AustChrome, and Pakka Jacks, with established offices and workshops in Mackay, Chinchilla, Brisbane and Singleton. In Utah, USA, we have recently launched our innovative Pakka Jacks lifting system through Pakka Jack International Inc.

Today, Haynes employs more than 700 people across our national footprint and is a major service provider to some of the world’s largest industrial organisations in BMA, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, Thiess, Downer Group, NRW and Ergon Energy.

About Sime Darby Industrial

Sime Darby Berhad is a partner of choice for some of the world’s best brands in the Industrial and Motors sectors. With operations in 18 countries across Asia Pacific, Sime Darby Berhad (KLSE:SIME) has a market capitalisation in excess of US10.0 Bn. Sime Darby Industrial, is the parent of Hasting Deering, a leader in the heavy equipment business and one of the world’s largest caterpillar dealers.