TOKN Technology

The mining sector is at the forefront of a technological revolution, heralding a new era with the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and automation. This transformation goes beyond enhancing operational efficiency; it’s a pivotal shift towards elevating safety standards and promoting sustainability. Among the most significant drivers of this evolution is the escalating demand for rare earth materials and construction materials, spurred by the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market and rapid infrastructure development across emerging economies, notably India.

The Dawn of a New Era In Mining

The electrification of the automotive industry, in response to global calls for cleaner energy alternatives, has markedly increased the need for rare earth elements. These materials are crucial for manufacturing high-performance electric motors, batteries, and other components essential for EVs. As countries around the world, including India, embark on ambitious infrastructure projects to support their growing economies, the demand for construction materials has similarly skyrocketed. This dual surge in demand places the mining industry in a critical position, tasked with meeting the global appetite for these essential resources.

However, this golden opportunity comes with its challenges. The industry faces a significant talent squeeze, with 71% of mining leaders reporting that the shortage of skilled workers is impeding their ability to meet production targets and strategic objectives. This gap between demand for resources and the availability of qualified personnel to extract them underscores the urgency for innovative solutions.

Amidst this backdrop, digital technologies offer a beacon of hope. The adoption of IoT devices, AI, and automation in mining operations provides essential real-time data analytics, automates routine tasks, and strengthens safety measures. This digital leap is instrumental in optimising resource allocation, minimising environmental impact, and significantly improving productivity. Yet, the transformation doesn’t stop at operational enhancements. The integration of digital workforce management solutions is increasingly recognised as a vital strategy to navigate the labour market challenges, ensuring that the workforce remains safe, connected, and efficiently managed despite the industry’s hurdles.

Digitalisation: A Catalyst for Change

The shift towards digitalisation is transforming the conventional landscape of mining. It enables more informed decision-making processes, streamlines workforce management, and drastically reduces safety and compliance risks. Advanced monitoring systems can now preemptively identify equipment malfunctions, substantially reducing both downtime and maintenance expenses. Moreover, the implementation of digital training programs ensures that employees are adept in adhering to safety protocols, thereby mitigating accident risks.

“Digitalisation in mining is not just about technological adoption but fostering a culture that values digital transformation across all facets of operations, including HR.” – Damien Durston, Advanced ANZ head of sales.

Recognising these challenges, TOKN Technology offers a comprehensive solution for the Mining Workforce designed to address these prevalent issues head-on.

At the core of TOKN’s Solution is a commitment to ensuring the safety, efficiency, and productivity of mining operations. By providing reliable mobile tools tailored to meet the specific needs of the industry, TOKN empowers companies and their workforce to navigate the complexities of mining environments effectively.

Key features

  • Remote Workforce Management: TOKN’s platform facilitates the seamless management of mining personnel across diverse locations, enhancing operational agility and ensuring workforce optimisation.
  • Safety & Compliance Monitoring: With a robust safety & compliance monitoring system, TOKN’s platform ensures strict adherence to safety protocols and regulatory requirements. Continuous surveillance and reporting mechanisms contribute to maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Smart Rostering: TOKN’s solution also enhances smart rostering through digital timesheets, focusing on streamlining workflow automation, boosting productivity, and improving employee engagement with features such as effortless time capture, seamless integration with payroll and job management systems, and comprehensive customisation options for a superior user experience.

By leveraging cloud technology, TOKN Technology facilitates seamless real-time data access and communication across mining operations. This not only enables swift, informed decision-making but also ensures the rigorous maintenance of safety standards. Ultimately, TOKN’s solution helps companies reduce operational costs while significantly boosting overall productivity.


The influence of technology on mining services and operations is profound, marking a new chapter in the industry’s history. Through the adoption of digital solutions like those provided by TOKN Technology, mining companies are equipped to face modern challenges with advanced tools at their disposal. This digital evolution is not just a trend but a comprehensive strategy to ensure the mining sector’s growth and sustainability in the years to come.

In response to the challenges and goals, the mining sector is increasingly turning to digital workforce management solutions to bridge the gap. 

As John Greville, Chief Operations Officer of Mader Group – Mining, aptly puts it, ”We want to be really connected to our mobile workforce, to keep them operating safely and make our business more productive. TOKN provides technology that helps us achieve that.”

By leveraging comprehensive mobile workforce management software solutions, mining companies can keep their workforce safe, connected, and in control, even amidst challenging labour market conditions.

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