Joint Venture Partners
Bis and Israel Aerospace Industries
Auto-mate is backed by the expertise and experience of our two joint venture partners.
Bis is a global mining logistics and supply chain expert with over 100 years’ operational experience delivering innovative logistic, site services and equipment solutions to the Australian and Indonesian resources sector. Bis is a renowned leader in mine site innovation, recognised through a host of industry awards for haulage and underground mining equipment products launched from its in-house innovation program.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) brings superior and proven technology solutions and experience to Auto-mate. IAI has been designing robotic and autonomous vehicle and asset solutions for air, sea and land since the early 1980s. As part of a 15 000 strong workforce, IAI employs a team of over 5000 engineers who are world-class experts in robotics and automation. IAI has automated over 100 ground based assets, across 35 different asset types, including light vehicles, dump trucks and dozers.
The combination of IAI’s leading capability in autonomous technology solutions and Bis’ demonstrated experienced in mine site logistics and supply chain management delivers the perfect combination of expertise to Auto-mate.
Daniel Poller was appointed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Auto-mate in 2020.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the energy and mining sectors globally, Daniel brings extensive knowledge and leadership experience to this role.
Before joining Auto-mate, Daniel was a Senior Advisor in mining technology solutions to joint venture partner Bis. Daniel has also held roles as Senior Advisor and co-head of Metals and Mining Investment banking for JP Morgan Asia, Director at NorthStar Group in Indonesia and has consulted with McKinsey & Company and Partners in Performance.
Vice President – Product and Strategy
Elad Abbo was appointed to the role of Vice President – Product and Strategy at Auto-mate in 2020.
Bringing over fifteen years’ experience in aerial and ground autonomous solutions to Auto-mate, Elad has a deep understanding of the operational needs and technical requirements associated with mining automation.
Through his work in Israeli hi-tech automation ecosystems, Elad has gained extensive experience in business strategy development and management.