As part of the cooperation of Polish companies providing mining services and belonging to Innovo, the FAMUR Group participated in the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition in Australia. The QME exhibition that has been organised for 21 years is one of the most important events in the mining industry in that country and the greatest event in the Queensland state famous for bauxite, coal and copper mining.
In spite of the slowdown in the global mining industry, this year’s exhibition attracted a lot of attention among the visitors; companies from Australia, the USA, China and Poland were among the exhibitors. The main subject of the event included the issues associated with the improvement of mining effectiveness, productivity and optimisation.
The participation of the Polish companies in this year’s exhibition was prepared by Conbelts Australia. The solutions offered by the FAMUR Group were presented during the meetings and lectures concerning the offer of the Polish companies providing mining services, organised by Innovo. It is worth emphasising that the presentation was given to Rio Tinto – one of the largest mining companies in the world. The potential of the Polish companies made such a good impression on the representatives of this mining giant that they expressed interest in the deepening of the cooperation. As a result of such declarations, Innovo was invited to the Kestrel mine in order to hold further talks and identify, for instance, the possibilities of delivering Polish solutions.
The stand of the Polish companies at the exhibition was visited by the representatives of the companies, such as BHP and Glencore, as well as distributors and manufacturers of equipment interested in the cooperation and strategic alliances. The representatives of the Polish and Australian authorities, including Mr Paweł Milewski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Australia and Papua New Guinea, and Jeff Seeney, Australian politician, and Members of Parliament associated with the mining issues, also took part in the meetings.