Both organisations have agreed to work collaboratively from this month and explore technological advancements for optimal mining safety and sustainable practices.
Simtars, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station, is a centre for mining safety and health research. It also offers scientific, engineering and training services across Australia and internationally.
Immersive Technologies chief executive Peter Salfinger said the company believed Simtars’ deep expertise in mine health and safety, combined with its unique combination of people, process and technology, would make a significant and lasting contribution to the global resources sector.
“We see this collaboration as highly aligned with Immersive Technologies’ mission to increase our customer’s profitability by optimising the safety and productivity of their personnel,” Salfinger said.
Simtars executive director Nicolai Ahlstrand said the partnership was a strong strategic fit, leveraging the two companies’ experience and respective strengths in the health and safety, virtual reality, simulator and training markets.
“The combined capacity for developing advanced mine training technologies for industry sets us apart from many providers in the market place. We look forward to working with Immersive Technologies to enhance industry safety and health outcomes through leveraging core competencies,” Ahlstrand said.