Last 19th of July, ANEFA visited Holcim Aggregati Calcestruzzi’s aggregates quarry in Milan (Italy), to analyse the improvements that the IQS (Intelligent Quarrying System) will bring to the site.

Emphasis was placed on the improvement of the aggregates sector activities’ connection, considering the nature of these actions and without neglecting the problems they must face.

Also, the main KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) to promote the quarry’s operation and enable its correct diagnosis were discussed. A set of initiatives were analysed to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation, highlighting the use of machine learning and big data to adapt the site to the demands of the current market.

In the coming months, visits to the other quarries comprising the consortium are planned. After analysing their initial state, where the needs of the quarries will be considered, the first results and initial conclusions of the project are expected to be announced.