Exporting Australia's Mining Safety Expertise to Peru
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With the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) now signed, Australian
mining services company GroundProbe is extending its reach in the South
GroundProbe is a global technology leader providing advanced hardware and
software solutions to the mining and civil industries. Based in Queensland,
the company exports over 80 per cent of its products, employing around 180
staff across 17 locations worldwide.
GroundProbe specialises in radar and laser-based geotechnical monitoring
systems for civil construction and mining companies. These systems detect
wall movement, providing an early warning of an impending collapse. With
the assistance of monitoring, mine personal can save both lives and
equipment, and ensure continuous production.
Peru is home to a number of large-scale mining operations. GroundProbe sees
Peru as an excellent opportunity to export its systems and expand its
PAFTA unlocks export success
GroundProbe has been in the Peruvian market for over 10 years and has an
office in the country’s capital, Lima.
Vice President of Global Operations and Sales at GroundProbe, David Noon,
‘Peru is investing in its mining operations to become more efficient and
more effective. Australian technology has a great reputation in Peru, which
is good news for providers back home.’
PAFTA will make it easier for Australian businesses such as GroundProbe to
do business in Peru.
‘We are expecting even more growth in Peru and the Free Trade Agreement
between the two countries will certainly help to support that,’ Noon says.
Australia’s FTAs building economic growth
GroundProbe is also active in China, the US and Chile – three nations that
have FTAs with Australia. GroundProbe is seeing the competitive benefits
these agreements provide and is looking to expand its business into Mexico
and Canada. Australia, Mexico and Canada are also involved in the
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
‘In terms of our global expansion opportunities over the next several
years, we’re going to be growing more into the civil industry and
underground mining,’ says Noon.
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