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AIMEX focusing on productivity and costs

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Mining companies and service providers face a tough climate of structural changes, and are looking to boost productivity and curb operating costs.

And that will be at the heart of AIMEX this year, with the event showcasing solutions to miners looking for productivity improvements and looking to tackle challenges and opportunities ahead.

Exhibition director with AIMEX organiser Reed Mining Events Paul Baker said there are a number of reasons why AIMEX is vital to the Australian and Asia-Pacific mining industry in 2013.

“Mining companies have sharply increased their focus on productivity and driving down operating costs – and there are significant opportunities for those who meet these challenges.

“At the same time, the Australian mining industry is in the process of a major structural change as miners shift from infrastructure construction to production – and that will mean openings for those best  able to meet these shifting demands,” he said.

Ernst & Young recently released a report saying companies who can diversify and deliver productivity and cost-saving benefits were more likely to succeed in the current mining climate.

Baker said AIMEX 2013 will have 650 exhibitors launching and showing products and services aimed at boosting productivity and reducing operating costs.

The exhibition will offer the latest technology and service developments in areas like earthmoving, production, processing, bulk handling and exploration.

“AIMEX is a truly international exhibition, with suppliers of products and services from throughout Australia and around the world coming to show their latest innovations and new product offerings to the Asia-Pacific region’s mining industry.

 “An important element of our strategy for AIMEX 2013 has been working with our exhibitors to ensure that the exhibition covers all aspects of mining: metalliferous and coal, surface and underground – giving it great relevance to mining operations the length and breadth of Australia,” Baker said.

AIMEX will also introduce a range of lower-cost mining equipment offerings from China, Central Europe, India and other non-traditional supply sources, he said.

A full exhibitor directory, including details of new equipment, products and services being introduced at the exhibition is also available online.

AIMEX will be looking at innovation in products and solutions as a way of cutting costs this year.

Visitor registration for AIMEX 2013 is now open at www.aimex.com.au.

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