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WesTrac expands Palantir partnership

WesTrac, one of the world’s largest Caterpillar dealers and provider of heavy mobile equipment and aftermarket services to the Australian mining and construction sectors,  has announced a five-year expansion of their partnership with Palantir.

Initially started in 2021, the collaboration aims to further deploy Palantir’s Foundry operating system across core operations within WesTrac’s Component Rebuild Centres and Inventory Management teams.

The expansion will initially focus on enhancing efficiency in WesTrac’s Component Rebuild Centre at its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, and the company’s Tomago facility in NSW. Foundry is utilized daily by workshop planners and supervisors to enhance task scheduling decisions, manage part constraints, and for alerts on task performance and schedule adherence. In addition, WesTrac’s Inventory Management teams will use Foundry to recognize deficits in available inventory that may hinder workshop progress.

Beyond the use of Foundry, WesTrac plans to explore AI solutions using a suite of software, including Palantir’s Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP).

[Image courtesy: WesTrac]

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