SACOME celebrates mining and energy export excellence

The South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy is proud to announce FCT International as the winner of the prestigious Minerals, Energy and Related Services Award, which was presented at the Business SA 2018 Export Awards last week.

In receiving the SACOME-sponsored award, FCT International was recognised for being a world-leading burner supplier operating within the iron ore, cement, lime, pulp and paper, and mineral processing industries.

More than 95 per cent of FCT International’s revenue is derived from overseas, with customers including major mineral groups such as BHP, Rio Tinto, and Vale.

FCT International advances to the national final in Canberra on 27 November 2018.

SACOME CEO Rebecca Knol said: “We are delighted to partner with Business SA for these important export awards to recognise companies excelling in our industry.

“Having a strong export market is critical when it comes to driving the South Australian economy. SACOME is helping many local resources companies like FCT International to thrive on the local and international stage.

“The resources sector contributes more than half of Australia’s total exports of goods and services. Recent reports confirm the mining industry is set to deliver a record $250 billion in exports to the economy this year.

“Closer to home, South Australia‚Äôs economy is also underpinned by a strong resources sector and over the past decade, mineral production in SA has increased four-fold. The resource sector is the engine room of the South Australian economy. It employs over 11,000 people, delivering $6.4 billion in gross state product, $5.3 billion in production, $3.7 billion in exports, and $213 million in royalties to South Australians.

“This economic contribution plays a pivotal role in the well-being of each and every South Australian, helping fund our world-class health system, education system, and vital infrastructure projects.”

The Business SA 2018 Export Awards recognised the success of local companies breaking into export markets and achieving sales and organisational growth.