Tesmec Group : Entrenched in Excellence

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In an era where technological advancements and sustainable practices play pivotal roles in shaping the future of construction, Tesmec Group stands out as a leader committed to providing innovative excavation solutions. Flavio Villa, Technical Director of the Trenching and Surface Mining Division, tells us more.


Tesmec Group (Tesmec) is an innovative company motivated by a desire to grow.  

As a supplier of integrated solutions for energy and data transport, rail infrastructure, trenching, and surface mining, it leverages strategic market trends, a vast portfolio of products, and state-of-the art machinery to cement its place as a multi-sector leader.  

Amidst an industry boom caused by a recent push towards digitalisation and sustainability, Tesmec has benefitted from an influx of advantageous partnerships across a range of industries. As such, its business model is focused on integration between key players.  

“Working in this sector is exciting. There are so many opportunities arising, and we have what it takes to seize them all,” opens Flavio Villa, Technical Director of Tesmec’s Trenching and Surface Mining Division.   

Advanced trenching and continuous surface mining (CSM) solutions are provided by the company’s Trenching and Surface Mining Division, offering clients a more efficient and sustainable alternative to traditional drill and blast methods. 

“Tesmec trenchers and surface miners are recognised worldwide as the undisputed leaders in both soft and hard rock excavation,” Villa divulges.  

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The acceptance and use of CSM across the mining and construction industries has increased of late and continues to grow, yet the technology is still considered niche.  

Typically, CSM enables materials to be extracted one layer at a time, producing a consistently sized product that does not necessarily need to be run through a crusher. 

Tesmec’s Trenching and Surface Mining Division is poised as a leader in advanced trenching solutions such as CSM, backed by specialised equipment, a global presence, and comprehensive after-sales support. 

Mining and manufacturing stand out as two key markets for the Trenching and Surface Mining Division, and as the demand for raw mined materials rises, the provision of reliable services to mining companies becomes increasingly crucial. 

“Understanding the issues of every business and region, whilst being focused on safety and productivity to provide the best solution, is our mission,” Villa enthuses.  

As a market leader in manufacturing specialised machinery for CSM, Tesmec is at the forefront of an industry undergoing significant expansion.  

Anticipated growth in coming years is propelling the company’s evolution and driving its vision for future developments, such as the Dynamic Drive range, which is able to maximise productivity whilst minimising operation costs and is distinctive due to its unique drum design.  

“Tesmec’s substantial investment in product development underscores its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the mining industry,” Villa adds. 

The advantages of Dynamic Drive include selective mining through improved stripping ratios, the elimination of several crushing steps, and reduced processing requirements, all of which streamline the overall process. In addition, the technology provides increased safety, as it avoids the use of explosives.  

Beyond machinery, Tesmec aims to deliver integrated value chain solutions, ensuring that its technology not only enhances operations but also transforms the entire mining process. The company’s three key pillars for future development are central to these efforts.  

“Firstly, we’re spearheading digitalisation and smart mining technology to revolutionise operations. Secondly, by leveraging data analytics, we can enact a predictive approach to ensure minimal downtime and maximise uptime. Finally, we’re affirming our commitment to sustainability through electrification,” he outlines. 

These ambitious targets epitomise Tesmec’s unwavering dedication to innovation, meaning the company is well-placed to shape the future of the construction industry.

“Tesmec’s substantial investment in product development underscores its commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the mining industry”

Flavio Villa, Technical Director – Trenching and Surface Mining Division, Tesmec Group


Keen to highlight several noteworthy projects and investments within the organisation, Villa explains how a range of technological innovations have enabled Tesmec to address the evolving needs of the construction industry. 

“Projects that emphasise digitalisation, data analytics, and electrification are key pillars of our technological advancement,” he details.   

As such, Tesmec is currently engaged in a revolutionary project focused on smart trenching and smart mining, which involves the development of a fully autonomous trencher/surface miner, teleoperated to offer enhanced flexibility during the transportation phases.  

“This project showcases our commitment to pushing the boundaries of automation in the construction industry,” Villa shares.  

In the realm of data analytics, Tesmec is working on predictive maintenance through the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, which enable optimised performance and enhance reliability and efficiency.  

Furthermore, Tesmec’s electrification plan encompasses various models tailored for specific applications, from battery electric machines for urban projects to hybrid electric equipment for other applications such as cross-country pipelines.  

“Hard rock excavation is wired into Tesmec’s DNA. The key differentiators between us and our direct competitors arise from the technical solutions we work hard to develop,” Villa summarises.


Tesmec places significant emphasis on sustainability across all its operations, including its Trenching and Surface Mining Division.  

In terms of environmental responsibility, the company is well known for its low emissions and reduced noise levels compared to traditional excavation methods.  

This is, in part, achieved through its e-Sidecut technology, which represents a significant breakthrough in excavation technology.  

“Powered entirely by electricity, e-Sidecut offers not only unparalleled performance, but a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative for excavation operations. With zero emissions and low noise levels, e-Sidecut is the epitome of green innovation,” Villa tells us.  

Tesmec is continuously exploring ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce resource consumption throughout the lifecycle of its products, from manufacturing to operation and maintenance.   

In addition, Tesmec invests in continuous R&D to advance sustainable technologies and collaborates with industry partners, research institutions, and government agencies to drive innovation and promote sustainability within the value chain. 

Regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR), Tesmec adheres to ethical standards and promotes community well-being wherever it operates by actively engaging in community development projects, education, and partnerships with local organisations.

“Our commitment to responsible business practices and sustainable development is exemplified by our compliance with international standards and regulations,” he continues.  

The company maintains certifications such as ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 9001 for quality management. Last year, the company was awarded with the Sustainability Award as one of the 100 most sustainable companies in Italy. 

In essence, Tesmec’s commitment to sustainability permeates its corporate culture, guiding its innovation, operations, and relationships with stakeholders.  

“Through environmentally responsible practices, innovative solutions, and CSR initiatives, Tesmec aims to contribute positively to the planet and society while delivering value to customers and shareholders,” Villa enthuses.

“I am proud to be part of an organisation that is not only shaping the present, but actively influencing the future of construction through its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled expertise”

Flavio Villa, Technical Director – Trenching and Surface Mining Division, Tesmec Group


Tesmec’s dedication to revolutionising trenching and surface mining has positioned it as a beacon of efficiency, safety, and environmental stewardship.  

The company takes pride in the fact that its solutions not only meet industry standards, but exceed them, reflecting its unwavering commitment to quality. 

“The ethos of Tesmec is embedded in our solutions, which go beyond mere functionality. Our legacy in redefining rock trenching and surface mining speaks volumes of our ability to adapt and excel in an ever-evolving construction landscape,” Villa reflects.  

As Tesmec continues to make significant strides globally and across various industries, its focus remains on pushing the boundaries of what is possible.  

“Whilst Tesmec remains at the forefront of innovation, consistently contributing to the advancement of excavation technologies, we look forward to continuing this journey and creating a lasting impact on the industry.” 

Thus, Tesmec emerges as more than just a provider of machinery, but as an architect of progress, driving positive change and setting new standards for excellence in excavation.  

“I am proud to be part of an organisation that is not only shaping the present, but actively influencing the future of construction through its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled expertise,” Villa concludes.


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By Nicholas Kernan Project Manager
Nick Kernan is Project Manager (Manufacturing) specialising in showcasing innovation and corporate success across Europe and the Middle East. Nick works with c-suite executives, industry titans and sector disruptors to bring you exclusive features. Nick also works on our APAC Outlook Magazine.