Mineral Mining Software Giant to Open Almaty Office

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 – Global mining software giant Gemcom Software International will open an office in Kazakhstan on Friday to capitalize on the fast-growing mining industries in Central Asia, the company said on Tuesday.

The new bureau to be located in the Kazakh business capital Almaty will make its latest mining software solutions readily available to customers in the region, Gemcom said in a statement.

“The new office in Almaty strengthens our local presence, allowing us to work more closely with our clients in their language of choice,” said Andrew Pyne, senior vice president of Gemcom AustralAsia, in the statement.

The multinational corporation already has ties with government entities and operations including Kazakh copper firm Kazakhmys, Eurasia Natural Resource Corp. (ENRC), ArcelorMittal and Kazatomprom.

Gemcom, the world’s largest supplier of mining software applications, sees excellent ongoing results in Central Asia as it is rich in natural resources and is experiencing strong mining growth.

“As the industry expands in Kazakhstan and throughout Central Asia, mining companies are seeking greater assistance with their geology, engineering and mining operations projects,” Pyne said.

Gemcom is able to support local companies with products and services throughout the mining value chain from exploration through mine production management.

Among other things, the company offers training and support for local mining firms. It is able to interpret geological deposits, and to develop and optimize mine plans.