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:: Mincom acquires JKTech's Metallurgical Accounting Solution

Mincom Limited, the largest stand-alone Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution provider globally, has announced it has acquired the metallurgical accounting solution from JKTech, a leading Australian mining technology provider and technology transfer company of the world renowned Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) at the University of Queensland.

The acquisition of JKTech's software system, JKMetAccount, strengthens Mincom's mining and metallurgical capabilities and software solution offering to the global mining industry.

As part of the agreement, Mincom and JKTech have also agreed that Mincom will have first right of refusal over third parties to acquire JKTech's other software solutions for further commercialisation.

Richard Mathews, Mincom Chief Executive Officer, said, "The acquisition of JKTech's software solutions increases Mincom's technical mining platform by providing advanced solutions to the mining and metal processing industry. JKTech has a strong track record for developing systems that enable mining and mineral processing organisations to enhance their product recovery. By combining Mincom's mining solution set with JKTech's production accounting system, we can provide a market leading solution to our customers that meets their unique needs and requirements in product and inventory reporting."

JKTech's Managing Director, Dr Geoff Gault, said, "Mincom provides the global presence and software expertise to take JKMetAccount to the next level commercially. The acquisition will put Mincom at the forefront of production accounting in the global mining industry now and in the future. It also provides the platform for future co-operation to pursue other software application opportunities."

Dave Stevenson, Mincom Vice President - Mining, said, "Production accounting is a vital tool for the minerals industry similar to financial accounting, except rather than tracking the movement of finance, it focuses on the movement of metal and mineral products through mining, enrichment, refining and distribution. We now have solutions that are geared to provide better reporting in line with regulatory requirements. The addition of a metallurgical accounting solution will assist mining and metal processing facilities to align themselves with key accounting codes of practice."




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