News & Announcements

December 5, 2019

The sky is the limit: Bernie Ridgeway – CEO Magazine

Published by  CEO Magazine 17 October 2019 With passion, commitment and the right vision, Imdex Managing Director Bernie Ridgeway believes anything is possible. Bernie Ridgeway isn’t afraid of hard work. Before he joined Imdex as Managing Director in 2000, the company was struggling. While many others might have walked away, he saw plenty of potential in the troubled business and had no doubt he could turn it around. “Imdex was generating revenue of approximately A$20 million per annum, it was losing money and had a market capitalisation of less than A$10 million. The company was listed on the ASX in 1987, so […]
December 3, 2019

IMDEX – Winner of the WA Exporter 2019

We were honoured to be joining Australia’s top exporters at the 57th Australian Export Awards at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday 3 December. As a Winner of the WA Exporter of the Year for the Minerals, Energy & Related Services category, IMDEX was proud to be part of such an auspicious event. Find out more at:
December 1, 2019

Vince Connelly MP visited IMDEX’s Balcatta office

We were honoured to have Vince Connelly MP, Federal Representative for Stirling visit IMDEX’s Balcatta office. Bernie Ridgeway, Managing Director and Derek Loughlin, Global Business Development Director gave Vince Connelly MP an overview of IMDEX’s R&D capability and showcased the latest drilling optimisation technologies on offer. “I was incredibly impressed with your level of professionalism and innovation – which have clearly underpinned IMDEX’s success to date (and into the future),” said Vince Connelly MP.
November 27, 2019

REFLEX GYRO SPRINT-IQ™ surveys 10x faster and more accurately than traditional methods

The El Toqui Mining Project, operated by Laguna Gold, is located in the far south of Chile. Ground conditions and the presence of magnetic infastructure underground make a fast, gyro-based survey method critical for success.
November 27, 2019

The future of exploration

In the September issue of GeoDrilling International, Dr Michelle Carey, general manager – product development at IMDEX, discusses future challenges and the key disrupters, innovations and collaborations within the mineral exploration industry In my view the three greatest challenges for mineral explora­tion in the future are firstly the need to explore underground cover and at greater depths. The easy surface ore bodies have been found and resource compa­nies are mining their reserves faster than they are replacing them. Secondly, the changing skillsets for geologists as there will be an increasing need for data science and analysis, rather than ‘rock licking’. […]
November 26, 2019

Readying for next phase of tech take-up

Productivity demands have heightened the reliance that mining companies are placing on automation, big data and digital applications, potentially changing the face of mining. The transformative impact of the digital revolution has been felt in virtually every sector of the economy, upending business models and operational practices, but the mining sector has mostly retained its traditional characteristics. But change is afoot. A 2019 report by Perth research firm State of Play, based on a survey of 800 executives from 399 mining and service companies, found that business models virtually unchanged for the past 20 years face imminent disruption. “‘Technological change […]
November 25, 2019

Paul House to become IMDEX Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 July 2020

Leading global Mining-Tech company, Imdex Limited, today announced that Mr Paul House will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following Mr Bernie Ridgeway’s retirement on 1 July 2020. Mr Ridgeway, who commenced as Managing Director in 2000, announced his intention to retire on 19 August 2019. Since that time, IMDEX’s Board has undertaken an exhaustive search for the ideal CEO, considering internal and external candidates. Commenting on the appointment, IMDEX Chairman, Mr Anthony Wooles, said: “The selection process was extensive and rigorous. Our Board unanimously agree Paul House has the capabilities, attributes and energy, to continue to drive long-term sustainable earnings growth for our shareholders.” Mr House, […]
November 22, 2019

IMDEX sponsors Austmine 30 year anniversary celebration event

We were very proud to sponsor the Austmine 30 year anniversary celebration event. As part of the celebration, Michelle Carey, General Manager – IMDEX Product Development, hosted a panel discussion on innovation and the importance of collaboration to ensuring the next 30 years are as successful as the first. Thank you to the Mining and METS companies who joined and contributed to an informative panel discussion: BHP Billiton, Roy Hill, Gekko Systems and RCT.
November 22, 2019

IMDEX Downhole Navigation Solution

The IMDEX Downhole Navigation solution provides your complete downhole needs, from surveying the hole and project creation of drilling programs, to fast and accurate rig alignment through to monitoring the directional progress of the individual borehole with specified directional drilling software.
November 9, 2019

DRILL HAX – What is real-time data in exploration?

What is “REAL-TIME” data in exploration? Why have “REAL-TIME” decision making while drilling? IMDEX in-house expert Michelle Carey provided the answer to one of the most asked questions by the industry.
November 8, 2019

Victoria Minerals Round Up 2019

Victoria’s proven mineral endowment continues to attract exploration investment and new explorers to the state. It is therefore appropriate for our annual branch conference to follow on from last year’s successful event and again provide a forum for existing explorers and miners to showcase their projects.
November 4, 2019

IMDEX brings home Mining Journal’s METS Company of the Year

Published: Mining Journal. 30 September 2019 ASX-listed IMDEX, said to have a presence on up to 70% of mineral drill sites globally and sales in 102 countries, has seen its share-price rise sevenfold since mid-2016 as global mineral exploration levels have recovered and its new technology offerings have gained market traction. While global mineral exploration is still nowhere near its last peak in 2012, IMDEX has won new investors in a period when the few genuine mining technology stocks offering exposure to the industry’s seemingly growing appetite for tech have been more closely scrutinised in the Australia, North American and London […]
September 19, 2019

ioGAS™ 7.1 is here!

ioGAS™ 7.1 continues to push the boundaries in geoscience exploration and mining with its latest crop of new tools.
September 17, 2019

REFLEX product suite delivers significant efficiencies to a resource project in Oman

Earth Science Consultancy Centre (ESCC) successfully deployed the IMDEX Structural-IQ solution at a brownfield exploration project in Yanqul, Sultanate of Oman, where operator adoption time was minimal and the consultancy productivity was improved dramatically.
September 17, 2019
Our processes are now more accurate and efficient and IMDEX MOBILE™ has allowed our business to grow significantly without the administrative burden.
IMDEX MOBILE™ has allowed our business to capture essential business data anytime, anywhere. The offline capabilities mean we can capture data from our remote locations and upload when connectivity allows. This data is then automatically imported into our ERP system to facilitate accurate billing, scheduled maintenance and condition monitoring of our assets without data entry. IMDEXHUB-IQ™ reporting enables both our onsite and head office management teams to regularly monitor productivity and take required actions without delay. Our processes are now more accurate and efficient and IMDEX MOBILE™ has allowed our business to grow significantly without the administrative burden.