GroundProbe has once again been recognised as one of the most innovative companies in Australia and New Zealand, taking out the number one spot on the Agriculture, Mining and Utilities industry list of the Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) Most Innovative Companies for 2019.
This comes off the back of last year topping the AFR’s Most Innovative Company list for 2018, out of more than 1,000 entrants.
Previously ranked as a list of Australia and New Zealand’s top 100 most innovative companies, this year the format was adjusted, comprising 10 separate industry lists, with entrants ranked directly against their peers.
GroundProbe also received two special awards for ‘Best Innovation’ for the SSR-Omni and ‘Best Innovation Program’ in the Agriculture, Mining and Utilities sector.
The SSR-Omni is the world’s leading Slope Stability Radar technology.
In 40 seconds it scans 360 degrees, taking 37 million measurements in an 11.2km diameter, with each measurement showing movement of rock and ground with 0.1mm precision.
A panel of industry experts, together with leading innovation consultancy Inventium, rated the submissions based on the uniqueness of the idea, how well the idea addresses the problem it aims to solve, evidence of the positive impact the idea has made, and the innovation culture of the company.
GroundProbe CEO Brian Gillespie says it is an honour to once again be ranked so highly in an award list that directly benchmarks and ranks the innovation efforts of companies.
“Innovation is the cornerstone of what we do at GroundProbe, so to have been ranked the Most Innovative Company in 2018, and now the Most Innovative Company in 2019 across the agriculture, mining and utilities industry is testament to our commitment to remaining on the leading edge of technology within our market,” said Mr Gillespie.
“With our head office located in Brisbane – the innovation capital of the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector in Australia – we actively drive product innovation through constant two-way dialogue and feedback from our mining customer base as well as through our close relationships with university and research partners.”
The success of GroundProbe’s business and its continual year-on year growth is built on a culture of innovation that permeates every level of the company.
“Measuring innovation as a key performance indicator for our staff is a prime example of how we prioritise innovation across our business, every day,” Mr Gillespie said.
All industry lists for the AFR Most Innovative Companies for 2019 can be found here.
The industry list for the AFR Most Innovative Companies for the Agriculture, Mining and Utilities sector can be found here.
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