IMARC 2023 – Celebrating 10 Years of IMARC and Industry

Over the last 10 years, IMARC has developed into a leading platform for the global mining industry, attracting 8,500+ registrants from 100+ countries, and welcoming participation from 46 countries at a government or ministerial level.

IMARC returned to the ICC Sydney on 31 October to 2 November and allowed us an opportunity to reflect on the progress the industry has made, and the new directions that miners, METS, Governments, and its value chain partners are embarking on to prepare for the future.

After months of planning, preparation and stand design in the lead up to the IMARC, the Drivetrain team were excited to come together from across the country and attend one of the mining industry’s largest trade shows held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The Drivetrain stand stylishly highlighted the Dana TM4 Electric products, Kynetic Driveshafts, Carbonco (DL & EC) and Kovatera’s impressive underground mining utility range.

Our team had an exciting three days at the Drivetrain stand, with exceptional results from the Honeycomb lead activation team. The Drivetrain group met some interesting guests as well as having the opportunity to extend their business networks and meet with some potential leads. Our amazing sales team were joined by Will Gove Kovatera’s General Manager, the Carbonco team Miss Miji Lee, Miss Seunghee Lee and Carbonco’s General Manager Mr Se Jong Young who travelled all the way from Korea for the conference.

Thank you to all who took part in the Drivetrain IMARC 2023 exhibit and congratulations for another successful event.

Drivetrain turns heads at IMARC

Drivetrain’s business development team attended the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) + Expo in Melbourne in October. It is Australia’s largest mining event bringing together over 7,000 decision makers including mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 100 countries. The three-day event promotes learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.

Drivetrain invested in a large and impressive exhibition stand to showcase and promote our innovative suite of products focused on improving our customers’ operations, through production and environmental efficiencies. The hero of our stand was the brand-new Kovatera UT99 underground utility vehicle which we had on display. This imposing piece of machinery attracted constant attention and drew in the crowds. The Expo was a huge success and our sales team had the opportunity to engage with many people across the mining industry.

A career milestone for a veteran of industry

Rick Brett, Manager Components Division at Drivetrain, recently celebrated his 30th year of employment with the company. Rick remains as enthusiastic and committed to delivering the best outcomes for our customers today, as he did during his very first year. “Working at Drivetrain has been an exceptionally rewarding experience for me and being part of the business for this long, has enabled me to watch and be a part of the exciting growth we have experienced over that period” said Rick.

His role started as Workshop Manager back in 1989 and then progressed to Branch Manager, followed by Regional Manager and now Manager of the Components Division, a position that he has held for the past 22 years. “My role has enabled me to mix with and work alongside some of the world’s best design engineers for component manufacturing and work with some of the best vehicle designers in the world” said Rick. An exciting highlight of his career has been the training of engineers and fitters/mechanics in trouble shooting and operating products delivered for global clients, including the US Marines, US Army, Malaysia Airlines, Hyster Philippines and many others.