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Business Improvement Award

Global Business Improvement Award

The Global Business Improvement Award is the highest recognition in the industry for mining companies using simulation for operator training.

2015 Business Improvement Award

Rio Tinto Marandoo has received Immersive Technologies' 2015 Global Business Improvement Award for improved cycle time, machine uptime and savings in training during the introduction of a new truck type. The team at Marandoo followed a six sigma methodology to address the integration, with simulators from Immersive Technologies used to measure and improve operator skill and behavior.

For more information, read the full press release.

Tony Maurice receives the 2015 Business Improvement Award for Rio Tinto Marandoo
Wayde Salfinger, Executive Director - Marketing, Immersive Technologies presented the award to Tony Maurice, Marandoo - Supervisor Training Mine Operations.
Kiewit and PAMA Business Improvement Awards

2014 Business Improvement Award

Kiewit Mining Group of the USA and PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) of Indonesia jointly received Immersive Technologies’ Global Business Improvement Award for 2014. Kiewit reported independently assessed transmission savings of one million dollars and an 11% increase in productivity while eliminating 97% of operator errors. PAMA achieved a 42% reduction in equipment damage and 16% productivity improvement along with successful fuel reduction initiatives this year.

For more information, read the full press release.

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Cipta Kridatama is one of Indonesia’s leading mining contractors.

2013 Business Improvement Award

Cipta Kridatama, one of Indonesia’s leading mining contractors, improved haul truck fuel efficiency by 6.9% using simulation based training earning them Immersive Technologies’ Global Business Improvement Award for 2013.

For more information, read the full press release.

2012 Business Improvement Award

Cliffs Natural Resources has received Immersive Technologies’ 2012 Business Improvement Award for outstanding results in mining operator training. Cliffs was selected based on the measurable results attributed to their ‘Haul Truck Cycle Time’ continuous improvement project as well as their continued strategic focus on operator safety and ability to achieve results throughout numerous mine sites.

For more information, read the full press release.

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. A member of the S&P 500 Index, the Company is a major global iron ore producer and a significant producer of high- and low volatile metallurgical coal.

2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award

Xstrata Coal New South Wales was awarded the inaugural 2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award for Mine Operator Training at a recent User Group Forum hosted by Immersive Technologies in Melbourne, Australia.

The award recognizes achievements made in the continual improvement of safety, efficiency and environmental protection via the collaborative development and application of advanced training technologies in the global mining industry.

For more information, read the full press release.

Eric Hill - Kinross

Left to right: Immersive Technologies Regional Vice President, David Anderson, Xstrata Coal NSW Training Manager, Darryl Cooper, Xstrata Coal NSW Training Coordinator Garry Roberts, Immersive Technologies Regional Manager – Eastern Australia, Phillip McBride

Xstrata Coal NSW accepting Immersive Technologies' Global Sustainability Award

Cory Cook, Immersive Technologies' Vice President North America with Lorne Shearing, and Jerry Hynes, from Syncrude

2011 Business Improvement Award

Syncrude's Mildred Lake and Aurora mining sites received the Immersive Technologies' 2011 Business Improvement Award for outstanding results with its simulator-based operator training program.

Syncrude used its simulator-based operator training program to reduce production loss, improve equipment availability and advance operator safety initiatives. The Canadian oil sands company now has the ability to measure effectiveness of its training curriculum and program. Syncrude was chosen as the 2011 recipient of this award from more than 200 Immersive Technologies' mining customer locations in 32 countries.

For more information, read the full press release.

Eric Hill - Kinross

Cory Cook, Immersive Technologies' Vice President North America and Brandon Holm, Kinross Fort Knox Continuous Improvement Coordinator

2010 Business Improvement Award

Kinross Fort Knox has received Immersive Technologies' 2010 Business Improvement Award for the outstanding results the site has achieved with its simulator-based operator training program.

Chosen from Immersive Technologies' global customer base, Kinross Fort Knox has demonstrated significant advancement in its training program across areas such as measurement, interdepartmental communication, and the adoption of best practice simulation techniques, all of which has served to improve the site's ability to measure the effect of its training on overall profitability.

For more information, read the full press release.

Scott Durgin - Caballo Mine
Scott Durgin (Caballo Mine USA)

2009 Business Improvement Award

Peabody Energy (Caballo Mine USA) received Immersive Technologies’ 2009 Business Improvement Initiative Award for their ‘Run for Reliability’ training program and its outstanding results using an Advanced Equipment Simulator from Immersive Technologies.