Geomatic Technologies wins 2011 Australian Business Award for Innovation

27th July 2011 -- Melbourne, Australia – Geomatic Technologies (GT) is pleased to announce that it has been recognised among Australia’s most progressive organisations, winning the Australian Business Award for Innovation in the 2011 Awards.

The Australian Business Awards challenges the full spectrum of private, public and non-profit sector organisations in Australia through its comprehensive business and product award categories.

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Business Awards program recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, corporate responsibility, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries.

The Australian Business Award for Innovation recognises organisations that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in an economic, environmental, educational and/or social benefit. 

Commenting on the win, Mark Judd, Director of GT said: “this award recognises our dedication to the traditional and highly regulated rail industry, where realising innovation involves significant effort from both client and contractor. Mechanised Track Patrol (MTP) has been developed with our railway client to build a world-first integrated solution for the replacement of on-foot track patrols.

Other technologies tend to focus on the automated detection of rail defects, but none of these are able to successfully support the track patroller in undertaking his routine inspection activities like MTP can.

We at GT recognise that innovation can only exist where there is an incentive for improvement. While GT provided the leadership and structure for innovation, the success of the MTP initiative is a direct result of our client’s intent on improving the safety of foot patrollers on its rail network.”

Tara Johnston, Program Director of the Australian Business Awards, said the standard of entries for 2011 was a testament to the strength and resilience of the Australian economy.

“Australian businesses continue to adapt business processes, invest in product development and develop dynamic e-business initiatives that increase productivity and quality standards for all. The Australian Business Awards provide a welcome opportunity for organisations committed to business and product excellence to receive recognition throughout their respective industries for driving positive business outcomes,” said Johnston.

“We are proud that the Awards continue to promote the key values in the workplace which foster a vibrant organisational culture and encourage enterprise, product innovation, service excellence, marketing excellence, environmental sustainability and community contribution. We would like to congratulate all the 2011 winners for achieving exceptional results within the respective award categories.”

Business award entries are separated by industry classification per award category and evaluated in accordance with the award criteria across seven main areas, including leadership and strategy, impact on industry, adaptability and sustainability, human resource management, customer relationship management, process management and evidence of success.

For further information please contact Renée Watson on (03) 9694 4244, Email Contact.

About the Australian Business Awards

The Awards commenced in 2005 and are open to all private, public and non-profit sector organisations operating in Australia. This includes multi-national subsidiaries, government departments, agencies or bodies, franchisors and non-government organisations.

The mission of the Australian Business Awards is:

>        To conduct an annual awards program with regional recognition and global significance;

>        To recognise and honour corporate and product excellence;

>        To continuously develop dynamic and rigorous framework of assessment;

>        To ensure that the assessment process is fair and objective, free of bias or influence; and

>        To provide a viable world-class initiative that is technologically advanced for consumers and the business community.

Details regarding the Awards program can be obtained at

About Geomatic Technologies

Geomatic Technologies (GT) is a recognised leader in advanced mobile and spatial technologies and is among Australia’s leading providers of IT integrated solutions and services. GT’s solutions portfolio includes solutions and services for mobile workforce management, asset capture and inspection, web mapping (including address validation and geocoding services) and solutions for data access, data management and data distribution. For more information about GT, visit our website at Follow us on Twitter.

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