Mi­plan a mine of in­for­ma­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

LOUISE and Robert Daw have sold their mining ap­pli­ca­tion busi­ness Mi­plan to Ari­zona-based Hexagon Mining.

The Mos­man Park cou­ple es­tab­lished the busi­ness that de­vel­ops mo­bile soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tions for field data col­lec­tion, fleet man­age­ment, pro­duc­tion man­age­ment and re­port­ing in 2010.

Since then, they have at­tracted sev­eral in­vestors and been part of the in­ter­na­tional Spring­board Ac­cel­er­a­tor pro­gram.

Mrs Daw said Spring­board had given them the con­fi­dence, skills, lan­guage and net­work to un­der­stand and seek in­vest­ment, achieve in­vest­ment and un­dergo re­brand­ing from the ground up.

“Mi­plan grew 300 per cent the year after (Spring­board) boot­camp and six months into this fi­nan­cial year we have al­ready sur­passed last year’s earn­ings,” she said.

“They bought us be­cause they want our prod­ucts to be the core of­fer­ing for their global so­lu­tions. They’ll be boost­ing em­ploy­ees and staff in Perth.”

The Daws have signed an agree­ment to run the com­pany from Perth for the next two years.

Hexagon Mining pres­i­dent He­lio Samora said Mi­plan’s so­lu­tions suite would be a for­mi­da­ble ad­di­tion to the com­pany’s technology port­fo­lio and sig­nif­i­cant news for cus­tomers of both com­pa­nies.

“Safer, more pro­duc­tive mines de­pend on mak­ing sense of their data,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d418248

Louise Daw and hus­band Robert have sold their busi­ness Mi­plan to US in­ter­ests.

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