ICEM to Expand into Asia
To take full advantage of the booming market in Thailand as well as the upcoming launch of ASEAN in a few years, Interdisciplinary Consultancy and Environmental Management (ICEM) together with a yet undisclosed explosives supplier, plan to invest in new blasting technologies and training programs useful for local and regional companies, ICEM Principal Consultant, Mr Rolf Schillinger tells official.
“With rapid expansion, outdated support functions can lead to misadministration and/or diminishing quality performance in the market, leading to loss in efficiencies or reputation. Blasting activities surface or underground necessarily involve the most sensitive aspect of environment remediation, human response, or annoyance and in the worst case impacts with significant effects on humans and/or environment. Neither of these can be afforded if a company wants to remain attractive to environment requiring protection, such as the Thailand and ASEAN mining sector,” says Schillinger.
“Blasting is a crucial factor to the success in any mining operation, surface and/or underground. However, declining respectively low levels of blasting skills are costing the mining industry millions in lost production every year”, he notes.
One of ICEM principles and key strengths has always been the focus on skill development training of employees within their clients businesses, thereby ensuring the provision of gained knowledge and services remain within their client’s organization.
In line with their expertise, the new ICEM Bangkok based Office is aiming to launch a series of specific as well as generic training programs later this year.