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Liebherr Chooses Immersive Technologies

25 October, 2005 - Perth Australia

EQUIPMENT simulator technology leader, Immersive Technologies, has been selected by Switzerland’s Liebherr as its alliance partner in the development of advanced simulator-based training products for the mining industry.

One of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of mining excavators and dump trucks, Liebherr will exclusively recommend Immersive Technologies Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulators for its mining truck product range.

Liebherr will provide Immersive Technologies with technical data for the development of Liebherr equipment Conversion Kits® for the industry leading AE Simulator, ensuring simulator training realism and operational accuracy for users of Liebherr equipment.

Immersive Technologies has strategic, high-level alliances with many of the world’s leading mining original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Customers benefit directly from these alliances through superior training products together with the comfort of knowing that the OEM is exclusively recommending Immersive Technologies to its customers.

“I am pleased that once again a major OEM has evaluated suppliers of simulators and chosen to go with Immersive Technologies exclusively,” said Immersive chief executive officer Peter Salfinger.

“There is no doubt that Liebherr machines are becoming more and more popular in the global mining market. We are excited to be working with them to deliver authentic equipment training systems to our mining customers.”

About Liebherr
Established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr, today the Liebherr Group is the world’s largest family owned manufacturer of construction equipment.

The Liebherr Group comprises more than 100 companies in every continent of the world and employs a workforce of more than 23,000 people. In the past few years the Liebherr Group has undergone dynamic development and in 2004 achieved a total consolidated turnover of 4.6 billion Euro.

Liebherr manufactures a construction machinery program that includes full model lines for tower cranes, mobile cranes, crawler cranes, hydraulic excavators, duty cycle crawler cranes, mining trucks, wheel loaders, crawler tractors and loaders, pipe layers, concrete mixing plant and truck mixers.

Liebherr also supplies extensive product families in many other sectors. For cargo handling there are ship, offshore, container and harbour mobile cranes; in plant and equipment construction, Liebherr is a supplier of machine tools and material flow technology, in the aircraft equipment sector Liebherr supplies landing gear, actuation and air management systems and in the traffic technology sector equipment for rail vehicles. In the domestic appliances sector Liebherr is a specialist in the production of refrigerators and freezers, with a program of over 300 basic models. For more information about Liebherr, visit www.liebherr.com

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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.