G4S sees mining division grow by over 50% in 2012 18 January 2013
G4S, the world’s leading international secure outsourcing group, has announced that its mining division saw annualised growth increase of over 50% in 2012
In what was a year of decline for the majority of mining-based suppliers, G4S Mining secured £85m 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.
The company now 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.”
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.