International secure outsourcing group G4S has announced that its mining division saw annualised growth increase of over 50% in 2012. G4S Mining says it secured £85 million of new business across the globe, with a large proportion coming from the America’s and Europe regions (71% and 50% regional annualised growth). It’s African and AME (Asia and Middle-East) territories also maintained strong growth at 35% and 25% respectively.
As part of a strategic review at the beginning of 2012, the company introduced a new programme aiming to focus more on utilising its global reach, enabling it to provide clients with solutions that drive out complexity and cost by addressing and optimising security standards. G4S Mining introduced regional mining teams in Canada, USA, LATAM, Asia/Middle East, Africa and the UK, and worked with the broader G4S Technology division to develop technologies and processes that enabled more efficient business operations.
The company now serves over 350 customers, in 58 countries across the six continents, at over 365 sites. G4S says it provides over 100 service offerings across the mining project lifecycle, including travel risk management, risk consultancy services, remote site facilities management, technical IT services, electronic security solutions, manned security guarding and HSE support services and secure transportation.
Andrew Hames, director, G4S Global Mining, said: “We are very proud of how we have secured business performance for our clients in 2012; however, we only see this as the beginning of what will be a very positive period for us in this sector. We are in a very unique position as our broad global footprint enables us to provide globally-shared best practise and in-country resources to deliver a service that customers need. We are able to use this expertise and reach to ensure resilience of client operations – mitigate risk, prevent loss, and protect employees, assets and reputation.”