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Ahead of Austmine’s 8th annual Mission to Kazakhstan, Robert Trzebski, Chief Operating Officer of Austmine, took some time out to explain why Australian METS need to sit up and pay attention to the opportunities Kazakhstan can provide:

Kazakhstan produces a wealth of different metals and minerals, from coal,...

With the end of the financial year upon us, Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO of Austmine, shared her thoughts into where the opportunities will lie in the year ahead for Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services companies (METS) and what Austmine is doing to help support its members in the coming year.

Where should Australian METS be focusing their efforts in the year...

As part of Innovation Month here at Austmine, we will be profiling some of our members who have really got something to shout about. Up first is Tomcar Australia; we caught up with CEO and Co-Founder, David Brim ahead of the launch of their new mining light vehicle.

Can you tell us about Tomcar’s new underground model innovation?

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Chairman of Austmine member Manufacturship Group, Bede Boyle has a long involvement with the Australian Coal Industry and is a Director of Coal Ventures Limited. He was invited to address the IHS Power-Coal Dialogue on Asia Coal Market Outlook in Sydney, 16 June 2015. 

The Australian Coal Industry is experiencing an extended period of low prices. When do you see future upside for the...

Annually PwC conducts a review of global trends in the mining industry which includes a detailed financial analysis of the Top 40 mining companies globally by market capitalisation.

PwC's 2015 Mine report, subtitled "The gloves are off" found that the global mining industry’s fight for value and free cash flow has descended into a brawl, after 2014 saw the world’s 40 largest miners ramp up production, slash capital spending and...

Atlas Copco is a leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the mining sector, and has a long history of driving innovation. 

In January 2014, a collaborative effort between Rio Tinto and Atlas Copco led to the first fully automated production bench drilling without human intervention at a test site here in Australia, at Rio's Technology and Innovation test quarry. The test used Atlas' SmartROC D65 drilling rig and represented a...

Here at Austmine we're always doing our best to add more value to our members, through new services, more events or additional networking opportunities with miners. We understand it might be difficult to keep on top of what you as a member should be doing to make sure you get as much value as possible from your membership with us. So to make your life easier, here's a list of the top 7 things you should absolutely do to get the most out of your partnership with...

On July 1st 2015, Austmine were delighted to announce the addition of seven new Business Advisers to our team, as part of the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme (EP). Marianne Cummings, based in Newcastle, NSW, is one of the team.

Can you tell us a little about your role in the EP in relation to Austmine?

I am a Business Adviser, meaning that I will be working...

Managing operational expenditure (OPEX) continues to be the major driving focus for most miners around the world. Therefore, we decided to catch up with Graeme Elgie, CEO at iSolutions, who is passionate about improving asset health, minimising operational expenditure through a smart dynamic lifecycle costing strategy and reducing equipment downtime in mining...

Brazil has long been recognised now as one of the biggest and most exciting mining regions in the world. It has significant resources, including iron ore, bauxite, manganese and niobium. It is the world’s second largest exporter of iron ore (behind Australia), manganese and bauxite.

The majority of the mines currently existing in Brazil are open cut, which obviously therefore present the most opportunity to Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and...

With manufacturing being a large part of both the mining and the METS worlds, we caught up with Jason Furness, Founder and CEO of Manufacturship to get some tips into where the opportunities can be found for improvement on processing in mining and advanced manufacturing in METS.

Austmine’s latest Mining Equipment, Technology and Services...

The progression and embracing of innovation within the mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industries will only come about through individuals who are passionate about and truly advocate this value. So, Austmine is asking for your help in creating more of these individuals.

We need case study examples of true innovation champions, to demonstrate to others what it...

There is no doubt that times are tough for those who supply to the mining industry. With a focus on reducing costs and lack of investment capital, miners are holding their purse strings tight, which is causing suppliers to re-think their priorities and re-shape how they do business.

In a recent survey of the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, 60% of companies surveyed reported they are very or extremely concerned with the mining...

The 2015 CEEC Medal has been awarded to Nigel J Grigg and Georges J Delemontex for their paper titled; “The Pre-Concentration of Precious and Base Metal Deposits Using the InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ); Higher Feed Grades and More Metal,” presented at the International Mineral Processing Conference 2014, Santiago, Chile.

The CEEC Medal is an annual award for the most outstanding published paper, article or case study profiling beneficial...

Brisbane-based global mining consultancy MEC Mining has capped off its milestone 10th anniversary year by being selected as a finalist at the prestigious 2015 Telstra Queensland Business Awards.

MEC Mining founder/director Daniel Chippendale, co-director Ted Boulton and managing director Simon Cohn were honoured to attend last night’s gala Queensland Awards Dinner at the Sofitel Brisbane...

As you may have noticed, Austmine is passionate about innovation. For innovation to exist, we must have innovation champions; people who truly believe in and embody innovation in their day to day work life. 

Last month, we reached out for people in the industry to nominate their peers, colleagues or associates who they felt were innovation champions.

In our first profile, we have put the spotlight onto Jeremy Butler, Technology...

On 1 July 2015, Austmine were delighted to announce seven new Business Advisers (BA) joined our team as part of the Entrepreneurs' Programme. Mark Nesci is our local Sydney BA so we caught up with him to understand more about what his role and the wider programme means for SME METS companies.

What is your background prior to joining Austmine as a Business...

This presentation, prepared in advance of AIMEX 2015 by some of the Indian delegation who attended, gives a fantastic introduction into the Indian Copper Market. Including insights into the key players, major copper belts, significant assets, challenges Indian copper miners are facing currently and initiatives from Hindustan Copper Limited over the next 12 - 24 months.

AIMEX 2015 saw several international delegations fly over to Sydney, in order to see the latest in technology, productivity improvements and innovation that Australian METS had to offer. India, Canada, Vietnam and the USA all provided insights into specific requirements they currently have for technology, equipment and services.

Austmine have gathered together a summary of these international opportunities and are taking expressions of interest from our...

Myanmar Mining Market Insights

Myanmar is one of the most talked about emerging regions on the global mining market currently. Ross Bray, Senior Trade Commissioner at Austrade in Myanmar recently delivered a presentation at AIMEX 2015 on the market, opportunities for Australian METS in the near future and key factors to be aware of. You can find Ross' presentation and an Austrade information fact sheet on the country below.

Oyu Tolgoi had their underground expansion approved in May 2015 by the Mongolian government. They are holding an industry Suppliers Forum on 4 November in Ulaanbaatar to provide information on the underground development project, identify potential bidders for work categories and facilitate opportunities for international and Mongolian businesses to collaborate. 

They are particularly looking for suppliers within:

    ...

Our CEO, Chris Gibbs Stewart, recently attended the 9th Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) Mining Task Force (MTF) workshop and meeting in Cebu as a guest of the Australian Government. Her role at the meeting was to discuss approaches to improving the mining trade and investment environment in APEC and participate in a public-private sector dialogue to share with mining officials the trade and investment barriers faced by member companies in the...

Austmine's call for Innovation Champions in the METS sector brought some fantastic candidates to our attention. Our latest profile is on Glen Corder, Development Manager at SUSOP. 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where do you currently work and how has the progression of your career brought you to this point?...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal that was announced this morning is the world’s largest regional trade agreement, involving 12 nations and covering about 40% of the global economy. Australia is one of the 12 nations included in the deal.

The Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Sector will benefit substantially from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal as it opens up export and...

Congratulations on your new role as chair of the METS Industry Growth Centre! Can you tell us a little about the organisation first?

The METS Growth Centre is an initiative established by the Federal Government’s Department of Innovation, Industry and Science as a key platform for the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. Five Growth Centres have been established and will be run as industry-led not for profit...

On October 8 2015, Austmine held our Quarterly Innovation and Collaboration webinar. This webinar was the second in the series, and focused in on Collaboration and Partnerships, through an interactive panel discussion format. Our speakers included a range of large, medium and start up METS companies, plus insights from the research element of our industry. Collaboration is employed by 39% of Australian METS during the R&D process (source = Austmine National METS...

On Wednesday 14 October, Austmine were joined for our Zinc Mining Webinar by Mel Palancian, Managing Director of Red River Resources. Mel gave a fantastic presentation which covered the state of the zinc market, its near-term and long-term outlook, plus an insightful update on Red River Resources' Thelanga Project in Northern Queensland. 

You can download Mel's presentation below, but make sure you

Grant Thornton Australia's 2015 Junior Mining and Exploration survey (#Jumex2015), now in its sixth year, confirms worrying trends that continue to impact the competitiveness and longer term sustainability of the junior mining sector, which accounts for a third of all Australian listed companies.

Unfortunately, Grant Thornton foresees an increased number of business failures, consolidations and sector exits for those troubled operations. On the positive...

Did you know that 2015 marks a period of unprecedented volatility for ocean and air freight - with container rates on some trade lanes dropping more than 25% so far this year?  This means there has never been a better time for importers and exporters to shop around to make sure they are getting the best deal on their international freight to reduce costs and increase margins.

Container freight markets have remained volatile in recent...

Written by John Miller

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will result in a deeper commercial relationship between Australia and China which will benefit Australia’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector when it needs it most, according to Austmine CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart.

With the mining and METS sectors reeling from...

In this Austmine member-only webinar, designed for both METS companies who are new to the concept of exporting equipment or services, or those who are looking to expand into a new market in the near future, our CEO, Christine Gibbs Stewart led an hour of exciting insights and advice.

Chris brings with her years of experience in export strategies, much specifically within the METS sector....

Mining solutions provider WEARX has won the prestigious 2015 ‘Manufacturer of the Year Award’ at this year’s Hunter Manufacturing Awards – an event recognising the Hunter region’s best practices in manufacturing.

“Our team is dedicated to delivering world class performance in manufacturing and keeping it in the Hunter region. We are honoured to receive this award in recognition of our commitment to best...

“Oyu Tolgoi” LLC (the 'Company') would like to invite all potential and experienced suppliers to submit their Expression of Interest in relation to supply of “Engineering Service for Concentrator Tailings Storage Facility”.

The supplier will be required to...

Written by John Miller

Following the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal involving 12 nations and covering 40% of the global economy, Austmine says it is imperative that the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) come into force as soon as possible.

The ChAFTA will enhance trade with Australia’s largest export market for...

AMC Consultants Pty Ltd (AMC) welcomes the appointment of its Managing Director, Mr Patrick Smith, to the Austmine Board of Directors.

Patrick’s appointment was part of the selection of a new board made during Austmine’s Annual General Meeting on 1 October 2015. This meeting also saw former Deputy Chair Alexander Kachellek, Managing Director of Korvest,...

The afternoon of Day One of IMARC kicked off in the technology stream with Gavin Yeates. Now an Independent Consultant, Gavin has an impressive career across the mining sector, most recently with BHP Billiton as their Vice President of Mine Optimisation. Gavin delivered a fantastic presentation on the topic of a "long term perspective on innovation in mining".

Gavin opened by noting the mining industry has had a long history of innovation. The major...

IMARC 2015 took place last week in Melbourne, Victoria and welcomed over 2500 visitors across 3 days of conference and exhibition. Austmine, as a Foundation Partner, organised a two day conference stream and our opening Keynote Speaker was Warrick Ranson, Head of Productivity Development, Technology and Innovation at Rio Tinto. 

Warrick delivered a great...

Press release taken from the Victorian Government website.

Two Ballarat-based mining engineers have been awarded a prestigious global medal for innovation at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2015 gala dinner in Melbourne overnight.

Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio presented Nigel Grigg and Georges Delemontex from...

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