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African MCC Contracts embarks on strategic training program with Immersive Technologies’ simulators

9 June, 2010 - Perth Australia

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MCC Contracts Pty Limited (MCC), one of the largest and fastest growing surface mining contractors in Africa, has strengthened its operator training program capabilities with the acquisition of Advanced Equipment Simulators from market leader Immersive Technologies.

The investment included three base simulators and four Conversion Kits® to support a range of equipment. Immersive Technologies’exclusive alliances with the world’s leading OEMs ensure that its simulators are accurate and authentic. Each simulator is supported with a comprehensive Customer Support Program (CSP) ensuring maximum utilisation.

MCC has taken the further proactive step of utilising Immersive Technologies’ unique ‘Training Systems Integration (TSI)’ program. Immersive Technologies Application Engineers specialise in assisting companies to integrate simulator training into existing training programs, allowing maximum utilisation and return on investment from day one.

With strong support by MCC, the company expects over 300 equipment operators to be trained and assessed on the Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators with the goal of improving equipment operational skills resulting in increased site safety, productivity and reduced equipment maintenance.

MCC Group Training Manager, Pieter Page, is excited about the opportunity offered by Immersive Technologies’ TSI program to significantly improve the quality of their operators. “I am convinced that we are going to see financial benefits from the programme which we did not deem possible. The time has come for us to develop a very different breed of operator, and Immersive Technologies’ simulation technology is going to play a major role in achieving this objective.”

Immersive Technologies Regional Manager - East & Southern Africa, Anthony Bruce said, “This is a strategic investment by MCC Contracts in order to maximise, ‘measureable returns’ of mobile machinery & operators deployed across multiple mine sites. The simulators will greatly assist the company’s efforts in ‘Strategic Workforce Development’ improving safety and increasing site profitability.”

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About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies. Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators' safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to the OEM's proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM's machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 39 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.

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