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Kiewit Mining Group and PAMA Save Millions and Increase Safety Winning Immersive Technologies’ 2014 Business Improvement Award

1 June, 2015
Immersive Technologies' Global Business Improvement Award

The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for operator training and business improvement from Immersive Technologies was awarded to Kiewit Mining Group of the USA and PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) of Indonesia. The award recognizes the achievements of mine sites focused on improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic and focused simulator based training initiatives.

Kiewit Mining Group reported independently assessed transmission savings of one million dollars after simulation training. As part of their solution with Cat® MineStar™ integration Kiewit used Immersive simulation from 2010 to 2014 resulting in 11% productivity and maintenance improvements and Kiewit achieved continued VIMS improvements from 2012 to 2014 eliminating 97% of operator errors.

“Kiewit is extremely proud to receive this recognition and we value our relationship with Immersive Technologies. The results have been impressive and sustainable,” says Jay Johnson, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Mining Group.

Pama’s Jembayan – Separi site saw reduced traffic incidents with an estimated US$330,000 savings in property damage in one year and an estimated US$3.5 million in savings from lost time due to equipment maintenance and premature component wear. Jembayan - Separi has used Immersive simulation as part of their workforce development plan for more than eight years achieving a 42% reduction in equipment damage and 16% productivity improvement along with successful fuel reduction initiatives this year.

The recipients were chosen from Immersive customers from more than 265 global mining operations in 39 countries, Kiewit Mining Group and Pama join the ranks of prominent past winners including Cipta Kridatama, Cliffs Natural Resources, Syncrude, Kinross and Peabody.

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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 43 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 and Moscow Russia.

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.