Practically Developing Your Future
Peter Naudé (deceased)
GMS Mining & Infrastructure Pty Ltd (GMSMI) is a new company that commenced operating in April 2011. Although GMSMI has the full backing and support of Global Mining Services (GMS), it is a new company in terms of management and strategy. The aim of GMSMI is to grow and development the technical capabilities as a group, making use of the vast experience GMS has gained since 1994. GMS will continue in its own right as a management support company, with all technical services and project work undertaken by GMSMI.
GMS was established in Perth, Western Australia in 1994 to provide a broad range of high-quality, cost-effective and practical technical services to the mining industry.
In 1996, in order to manage the growth of GMS, two separate divisions were established, one for general consulting work to the mining industry and the second for the project management of underground mining projects, named GMS Projects.
In September 2002, the consulting arm of GMS merged with Resource Service Group to form RSG Global. This permitted the continued and stable growth of consulting expertise within a separate entity to GMS, with RSG Global growing rapidly to become an internationally recognised market leader in its field.
In September 2006 RSG Global was acquired by ASX-listed Coffey International Limited and integrated into Coffey Mining.
During the four-year period between September 2002 and 2006, GMS Projects (then simply branded as GMS) continued to operate as a separate entity. After the acquisition of RSG Global by Coffey in 2006, the GMS project management capability was incorporated into a new Coffey company named Coffey Mine Development. However, in March 2008, GMS recommenced providing underground mining project management and implementation services under its own name.
During early 2009, GMS expanded its range of technical services offered to the Australian and international mining and business industry forming two distinct groups, GMS Mining and GMS Infrastructure. These two groups were managed by a diverse management team, termed Business Units, each having expertise in their respective technical fields.However, in early 2011 GMS decided that it would cease providing technical services to the mining and resource industry and restrict its activities to providing management support to GMSMI