On September 1st DSI Underground Ventilation Systems was officially launched, a joint venture of underground ventilation solutions between DSI Underground and ABC Canada. Our partner ABC Canada is a market leader in the area of underground ventilation with more than 40 years of global experience in the design, production and implementation of high-efficiency ventilation systems.
The product portfolio of DSI Underground Ventilation Systems will include FlexlineTM and semi-rigid HardlineTM flexible vents for positive and negative airflow, high-efficiency Toughvent fans, and other ventilation accessories: curtains and coverings, emergency shelters, inflatable airstop and repair kits. In addition, the joint venture will have a team of engineers specializing in the design of ventilation systems, capable of providing advice and the necessary technical support, increasing the level of safety and profitability of the projects by optimizing energy. The company is a direct manufacturer of supplies and fabrics, ensuring that the products meet the highest technical and quality standards required.
DSI Underground Ventilation Systems will start operations in Santiago de Chile, with a production plant of more than 2,000m2 and will be present in the LATAM region, directly through our entities in the region and with an exclusive distributor in Colombia.
We are confident that this new company will allow us to deliver more efficient and comprehensive solutions to our customers and will enable us to continue to reinforce progress in underground mining and tunneling.