In Brief: Immersive buys training firm

OSBORNE Park company Immersive Technologies Pty Ltd has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of local firm, Mining Training Services. The acquisition follows profitable growth by Immersive, which is a world leader in the supply of training simulators for equipment operators. It has 330 simulator modules at 130 locations in 21 countries. Founded by brothers Peter and Wayde Salfinger in 1993, Immersive has 130 staff and lifted annual sales last financial year to $24.1 million, according to accounts lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. MTS is a registered training organisation with a history of providing quality training to the mining and civil industries on mobile plant. In future it will be known as Immersive Operator Training. Executive divisional manager Rob Gourlie said the MTS acquisition would enable Immersive to deliver a unique range of training services to mobile plant operators. Immersive has exclusive licensing and technical alliances with the equipment manufacturers including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebherr, Hitachi and Bucyrus. It has offices in Brisbane, Salt Lake City, Johannesburg and Santiago.

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