Immersive Technologies strengthens its mining simulation community in Latin America

9 July, 2010 - Perth Australia

Latin American User Group Forum

Immersive Technologies continues to support its Latin American customers with a very successful inaugural User Group Forum. The two-day forum held in Santiago, Chile brought together major mining companies and leading Original Equipment Manufacturers to discuss a range of topics under the events theme ‘Best practices through simulation – Achieving the safety and production benchmark’.

In attendance at the event were representatives of over 30 mining companies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Perú. A broad range of presentations were delivered by Immersive Technologies’ large customer base including Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals, BHP Billiton, Cerrejon, Codelco, Grupo Peñoles, Kinross Gold Corporation, Komatsu, Xstrata Lomas Bayas and Vale.

Amongst these presentations, the world's largest export, open-pit coal mining operation, Cerrejon, reported the positive results gained since integrating Immersive Technologies’ simulators and training programs into their operation including 40% reduction in non-productive truck hours and Zero accidents/incidents by new truck operators in the first three months of operation.                                                                 

In addition to customer presentations, Immersive Technologies shared information about exciting new solutions and techniques for maximizing the return on customers’ simulator investment, whilst its Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) alliance partners Caterpillar, Komatsu and P&H were also on-hand to share their views and experiences.

As the world leader in Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry, Immersive Technologies holds regular regional, customer-focused events to capture and share the information necessary to guide the future development of its simulator products and services and to help improve customers’ implementation of best practices in simulator based operator training. 

Alfonso Castaneda, Immersive Technologies’  Vice President  Business Development (Latin America) commented, “Having attended many of our events in North America and Australia it was fantastic to have a Latin American focused event which has brought together so many of the major mining companies and OEMs across the region.”

Castaneda continued, “With over 700 simulator trainers now globally certified in Immersive Technologies’ TrainerAdvantage™ program, these User Group Forums continue to be the perfect environment for training professionals to actively participate in the future direction of simulation within the mining industry”.


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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