17/08/2018 - 00:18

MineArc wins Telstra WA business of the year

17/08/2018 - 00:18

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Welshpool-based supplier of emergency refuge chambers to the mining industry, MineARC Systems, was declared the Telstra WA Business of the Year last night, while Perth Cat Hospital, Pachamama and Earbus Foundation also picked up prizes.

MineArc wins Telstra WA business of the year
MineArc's refuge chamber is used in mines around the world.

Welshpool-based supplier of emergency refuge chambers to the mining industry, MineARC Systems, was declared the Telstra WA Business of the Year last night, while Perth Cat Hospital, Pachamama and Earbus Foundation also picked up prizes.

MineARC developed its first mine emergency refuge chamber in 1999, and now has sold to around 50 countries.

Personnel head to the chamber in emergencies as a safe haven to wait for extraction.

Prior to the rollout of the chamber, businesses used shipping containers, MineARC said, which were potentially dangerous as they had no functioning temperature management and could not detect gases.

In addition to the overall award, MineARC won the medium sized business category.

The emerging award winner was Perth Cat Hospital, the city’s first feline specific veterinary hospital.

The West Leederville business has three veterinarians.

Childcare provider Pachamama won the small business award, for its focus on supporting kids using art and nature.

It has two operations in WA including one in Lesmurdie.  

Wembley-based Earbus Foundation picked up the social change award for its work taking medical professionals to remote locations serving Aboriginal children.

Telstra executive director of marketing Jeremy Nicholas said the winners demonstrated excellence across six key judging criteria, and were commitmented to innovation and technology.

“The winners.. are shining examples of businesses doing great things in new and effective ways for their customers,” Mr Nicholas said.

“They are genuine innovators, always on the lookout for ways to leverage technology to connect with customers, unlock new markets and take their business to the next level.

MineARC Systems has invested technology and research and development into local communities, setting the standard for the mining industry worldwide while saving lives.”

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