Berlin, Germany - 23.01.2024

Hivekit releases new vendor agnostic Operations Management System for Mines

German and UK-based software developer, Hivekit, has today released a new vendor agnostic Operations Management System for the mining and metals industry. Hivekit is a cloud-based platform that tracks people, vehicles, machines and data sources, and visualizes them in a three dimensional digital twin. It allows operators to assign tasks and commands and automates large parts of a mine’s operations.

Most modern mines utilize a multitude of subcontractors, each with equipment from different vendors. This can make systems integration and coordination difficult and can result in lower overall operational efficiency. Hivekit has set out to tackle this challenge. Its operations management system, which is already in use across the urban mobility and agricultural industries, allows mine operators to take direct control of their site across vendors and data silos.

Hivekit Screenshot
Hivekit Overview of Mining Traffic

Operators can gain a real-time view of every movement on their site and drill down into machine-specific data with customizable user interfaces (UIs). These make it easy to visualize e.g. the load, speed and route of haul trucks, show historic penetration rates for a shaft sinking machine, or see security clearances and current tasks for site staff.

Vehicle specific UI Customisation
Vehicle specific UI Customisation

Hivekit also comes with a mobile app that tracks workers and the vehicles they are in, receive tasks and communicate with site managers. Here too, a custom interface builder makes it possible to create mobile UIs for metric display and location-specific data entry. This enables - for instance - environmental teams to collect pH values and conductivity metrics that can be exported and displayed as overlays in Hivekit’s digital twin.

Sample Collection
Sample Collection

From there, operators can assign tasks and schedules which Hivekit automatically translates into individual commands and traceable assignments. It then allocates these, tracks their completion and provides a live overview of every activity.

A unique feature of Hivekit is its ability to track entities and assign tasks and routes autonomously using easy-to-write rules. This makes tasks, such as checking access privileges when contractors enter a secure zone or triggering ventilation-on-demand in headings, quick and accurate, allowing human operators more time to focus on overall operational efficiency.

Concrete Pouring
Automated Task assignment for concrete pouring

The Hivekit platform is vendor agnostic. It comes with pre-built integrations as well as application programming interfaces (APIs) and protocols that allow for easy connectivity with a wide range of vehicle and machine endpoints, data platforms and third-party hardware. Hivekit is now available as a browser-based and mobile app for all operating systems and IT infrastructures.

For more information contact: Wolfram Hempel, Co-Founder at or visit to try Hivekit.

See a live demo of Hivekit for Mining Operations

A video demonstrating Hivekit for Mining Operations (3:06) min

About Hivekit

Hivekit, founded in 2023, is the result of five years of research and development into creating a new way of workforce coordination based on the emergent self-organization exhibited by swarms.

Today, Hivekit provides a geospatial data and workforce orchestration platform that enables operators to track vehicles, people, machines and data sources, issue manual commands and track their completion and create behavioral rules that run complex operations on autopilot.

Hivekit is a distributed company with its seat in the USA and its workforce split across Germany and the UK.


About the Founders

Hivekit was founded by Wolfram Hempel, a technologist and entrepreneur who previously built realtime data and visualization startups and Adam Iley, a technologist focused on financial trading, synthetic world simulation and realtime data processing.

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