Gemcom Opens New Office in Indonesia
PERTH, Australia and JAKARTA, Indonesia – June 22, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 25. Gemcom's software programs, including Surpac, Minex, MineSched, and Whittle, are already widely used by exploration and mining operations throughout the country.
"Indonesia is a vibrant and growing market for mining-related software and services. The country's mining industry is seeking out new and better ways of driving productivity and improving profitability at its operations," said Andrew Pyne, senior vice president, Gemcom AustralAsia. "Gemcom has had a long association with the mining industry in Indonesia. We are excited about the opportunity our new office provides to us to work even more closely with our clients in helping them to unlock the full potential of their properties and businesses."
Well known as one of the world's major producers of coal, Indonesia has been ranked as the third largest thermal coal exporter. It has also been recognised as the third largest exporter of copper. Additionally, it produces significant quantities of gold and nickel. The country also mines bauxite, phosphates and iron sand. Minerals and related products represent 19% of its total exports.
Exploration and mining companies, contractors, consultants, and government-owned businesses use Gemcom's software to assist them with the identification and extraction of the commodities produced in the country.
"PT Bukit Asam relies on Gemcom's software and services to help us drive productivity and profits. Since employing the Gemcom Minex software, we have seen our share price rise 67%, and have realised significant time and cost savings by being able to do our jobs faster," said Resti Natalia Ginting, Mining Engineering, PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk. "With our business, and Indonesia's mining industry in general continuing to grow, local access to Gemcom's mining expertise and software training services will be invaluable in assisting us in improving our in-country skills and global competitiveness."
"With a well-established user base and strong demand for Gemcom's software and services in Indonesia, a local Gemcom presence will offer tremendous benefits for the country's mining industry," commented Mr. Pyne. "Our local team of geologists and engineers is already engaged with Indonesian clients, helping them with their geology and mine planning projects, and enabling them to introduce consistent, and sustainable workflows into their operations. We are also involved in educating geologists, engineers, surveyors, and other mining professionals in the best practice use of our software, which will enable them to work productively and to contribute to increased efficiency at their sites."