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International recruitment firm Humanis integrates mining simulator technology from Immersive Technologies

8 September, 2011
Craig Ransley, Humanis Chairman and Peter Salfinger, Immersive Technologies' CEO

Craig Ransley, Humanis Chairman and Peter
Salfinger, Immersive Technologies' CEO at
the official handover during AIMEX 2011

In a global first within the international recruitment market, Immersive Technologies has confirmed a sale of its PRO3 advanced equipment simulator to ResCo Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian global recruitment and labour hire agency Humanis Group.

The PRO3 simulator will be used as part of Humanis' ongoing strategy to expand its mining services operations and build on the strategy to become the largest labour-hire agency in Australia.

Humanis, which recently acquired mining services company ResCo Services, is involved in a range of industrial and commercial operations including mining and light industrial. The PRO3 simulator acquisition will extend ResCo's ability to provide high quality RTO (Registered Training Organization) certified recruits to the market.

Immersive Technologies Chief Executive Officer Peter Salfinger said "Utilising the PRO3 simulator, ResCo will be able to greatly enhance their recruitment, assessment and personnel offering to the mining market, reducing costs and improving the qualification process of its recruits to their growing customer base."

"The simulator provides ResCo the ability to safely train new and existing mining personnel in a broad range of operational and safety scenarios, measuring operator's skill and experience levels prior to being placed on site."

Humanis Chairman Craig Ransley said "This investment is part of the strategic growth for Humanis in the global resources sector. We believe that the simulator will provide cost effective, high quality training and up-skilling of candidates assisting our clients to address the critical labour shortages faced by the industry."

"ResCo is well recognized for its leadership in safety management. The introduction of the simulator to our operator training strategy will assist in maintaining this position. Being able to develop the fundamental operational and safety skills of our operators in a controlled environment will ultimately reduce safety related risks on the mine site."

ResCo says the PRO3 simulator will initially be utilized with its client Rio Tinto (Coal & Allied) Mt Thorley Warkworth site, located 15km southwest of Singleton, NSW Australia. The simulator will supplement the sites own simulator based training program which is focused on operator up-skilling and efficiency training.

Further to the PRO3 simulator, the sale to Humanis includes Caterpillar and Komatsu OEM Alliance modular equipment units to support both haul trucks and Immersive Technologies' Training Systems Integration (TSI) package. The TSI package provides Immersive Technologies' customers with a benchmark standardised training program for implementing simulation training. TSI packages are developed to meet the needs of specific simulator implementations based on best practices gathered from Immersive's extensive global mining customer base.

Media are invited to attend a special hand over of the PRO3 simulator to Humanis/ResCo this Friday at AIMEX (the Asia Pacific International Mining Exhibition) in Sydney.

Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 2pm
Location: AIMEX Hall 3 – Stand 3120 (Sydney ShowGrounds)
Notes: Food and beverages provided


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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.