CEMEX has adopted Kespry’s platform for stockpile management, project monitoring and topographic mapping among other operational tasks. The company is using Kespry’s technology across its U.S. network of 10 cement plants, more than 54 strategically located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 269 ready-mix concrete plants.
“Kespry plays a critical role at both our cement and aggregates sites, despite operations being significantly different,” said Matt Lewis, director of aggregate resources, CEMEX. “Since initially adopting Kespry, we have been able to measure more than 21,000 stockpiles across our aggregates sites while also collecting massive amounts of topographic data into the Kespry Cloud across our cement sites. The amount of time and money the Kespry platform has saved us is unmatched, and we wouldn’t be able to operate at this level if it weren’t for Kespry.”
Over the course of 4,112 drone missions, CEMEX has also been able to map 184,000 acres of land using Kespry. The company turns to Kespry’s technology to help with invoice validation when working with contractors that excavate overburden or plant feed as well. Site managers can gather exact measurements using the Kespry Cloud then compare those to what the contractors found and settle on an agreed cost. This ensures that they only pay for what gets excavated.
“CEMEX has been a wonderful Kespry customer for several years now, and it’s been exciting to watch the company succeed alongside us,” said Krishnan Hariharan, CEO, Kespry. “They’re a critical member of our beta testing program at Kespry and have been providing valuable feedback on our software that allows us to enhance our offering to all mining and aggregates customers. We look forward to many more years as a valuable partner for CEMEX to exceed their inventory management needs.”
Faced with unexpected challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Kespry also enabled CEMEX to adhere to new social distancing requirements and ensure associate safety by keeping them off dangerous stockpiles or rugged terrain.