PIMS History

PIMS Group was originally formed in January 2006 by five coal mining professionals with a wealth of experience across senior operational positions within the coal mining industry. During their time as senior managers, they identified a need for a multi-disciplinary coal mining consultancy staffed by experienced, knowledgeable professionals with the ability to work in partnership with clients.

PIMS commenced in Mackay with strategic plans to expand into the pacific region and international markets. The Company experienced rapid growth in 2008 and the need to create a parent company PIMS Group was identified.  This capitalised on the experience and expertise across all areas of the business, enabling greater service delivery to clients. The PIMS Group was formed with several individual divisional companies (PIMS Consulting, PIMS Mining, PIMS Engineering, PIMS Training and Mine Lease) and a specialist company (Unimon/ Realtime Strata Management). Each company focuses on a specific area of the mining industry so that a multi-disciplinary, innovative approach could be delivered on any project big or small.

The collective operational experience of the group created expertise to assist clients to deliver optimised production; productivity improvement; safety focused delivery; environmental responsibility; reserve recovery; and costs which are optimally balanced to have the maximum positive impact on the bottom line.

With more than 100 years of collective experience, the experience of the six founding PIMS Directors encompassed the majority of underground coal mining operations in Australia, as well as international experience across South Africa, the United Kingdom, Poland, Indonesia, Italy, USA and our associates experience in India, Russia, and Mongolia.  The current PIMS Group Director's are Richard Mills, Mark Johnston, Andrew Itzstein, Jason Devoogd and Phil Harms.

Services offered by PIMS Group include mining/production services & associated mining activities, project management, consultancy (geology, geotechnical, ventilation), mine planning, survey, engineering, equipment hire, safety management and training.  These services can be applied at all stages of a coal mining project from the initial evaluation of a potential reserve, through the various stages of feasibility investigations, mine design and mine planning, to the development and operation of a mine.

PIMS Group strives to offer their clients practical, cost effective mining services and advice, with the aim of adding value to the client's business.