Plusmining and Simon Hunt Strategic Services (SHSS) are entering into a collaborative agreement to exchange ideas relating to the metals and mining industry in order to jointly undertake general and client-specific studies, the consultancy companies said in a joint statement.
The new copper-focused consultancy, G&H Metals & Mining Consultancy, will combine Plusmining’s focus on the mining sector and SHSS’s emphasis on the consumption and pricing of copper, the companies noted.
The two companies will continue to operate independently but said that their combined intellectual capacity “will provide the industry with greatly enhanced independent advice about its current and future operating conditions”.
“This alliance arises at a time of great challenges and expectations for the metals and mining industry, in which accurate and quality driven information must be a priority,” the companies added.
Santiago, Chile-based Plusmining was formed in 2015 by Juan Carlos Guajardo, who has more than 25 years of experience in the copper mining industry. His previous experience includes being Research Director at the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco), Executive Director of the Centre for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO) and Economist at the International Copper Study Group (ICSG).
Since its inception, Plusmining has provided business intelligence and strategic analytical services on the mining industry and commodity markets through a strong global network, especially in Latin America.
SHSS was formed in 1996 by Simon Hunt. He has more than 50 years of experience in the copper industry, which includes working for two global mining companies followed by founding consultancy Brook Hunt & Associates in 1975.
Simon is well known for his knowledge of China’s economy and its copper industry having made his first visit there in 1993. For the next twenty years he visited around 80 factories in some 50 towns and cities across the country every year. He still spends around two months annually in the country focusing on specific issues.
“Together, we will provide a better value-added and more integrated service for our clients and the industry as a whole,” the companies said.
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September 29th, 2021