Canadian Mining Journal


TRAINING: Komatsu to acquire Immersive Technologies

Simulator training by Immersive Technologies boosts operator safety and productivity.

AUSTRALIA – Komatsu Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire global mining technology and workforce optimization firm Immersive Corporation (Immersive Technologies), which specialises in increasing mine profitability by optimizing the safety and productivity of equipment operators, on the condition that all necessary procedures for closing are completed.

Retaining its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, Immersive Technologies will continue to deploy its highly effective solution to its customers. This solution aligns people, process, and technology to reduce risk, quantify training impact and effectively manage the training process.

As part of Komatsu’s drive to deliver greater value to mining customers, Komatsu is committed to delivering equipment and system-based solutions, including automation, digitization, and visualization technologies. Komatsu strongly believes that to fully achieve this commitment, it is essential to offer human skill based solutions, including training and workforce development. Immersive Technologies, as the market leader in this space will therefore facilitate Komatsu’s deep commitment to its mining customers.

Immersive Technologies will operate as an independently managed, wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu. This means Immersive Technologies will have the resources of Komatsu at its disposal, and Komatsu’s trust to operate with the autonomy required to continue to deliver significant, quantifiable results to its mining customers. With the full support of its new shareholder, Immersive Technologies will operate under its existing name and branding while continuing to collaborate with all equipment manufacturers to address the performance improvement challenges of mixed equipment fleets.

Via the exchange of technology, best practice and deep knowledge and experience in the mining industry, this acquisition is expected to support both Immersive Technologies and Komatsu in offering unrivalled service and products to their customers.

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