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ARANZ Geo recognised for global success

ARANZ Geo recognised for global success

CHRISTCHURCH, 7 August 2014 – ARANZ Geo Limited, a recognised world leader in the visualisation and interpretation of geological sciences, has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards in the Global Operator category.

ARANZ Geo has built a global reputation in the mining industry in particular as the developers of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog® which is sold to over 50 countries.

Catherine Schache, Commercial Director of ARANZ Geo said, “We’ve been through a period of extremely high growth, as we continue to open up markets around the world. This is a fantastic acknowledgement for the team who have been working hard to develop innovative products with global appeal. We’re committed to Christchurch and we’re really pleased to be contributing to the region’s international reputation.”

Schache says the team has had cause to celebrate their achievements this week. Earlier in the week the company announced that Wellington-based Pencarrow Private Equity had taken an equity stake securing a mixture of existing shares and new shares through a significant investment. CEO Shaun Maloney also received a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship to study at Harvard Business School and London Business School at a function at the Beehive this week.

Schache says, “We’re really gearing up to further accelerate global expansion and product plans to build on our past strong growth. We’ll also be looking at strategic acquisition opportunities.”

ARANZ Geo’s R&D and head office is based in Christchurch and sales and support offices are located in Australia, Chile, Brazil, Denmark and Canada, with distributors in South Africa, Colombia and Mexico.

44 businesses were announced as finalists last night, for the Champion Canterbury Business Awards at a special function hosted by leading global accounting firm PwC. 130 entries from a wide variety of industry sectors were received for this year’s Awards, which recognise and celebrate excellence, passion and success in Canterbury businesses.

“The standard of business acumen clearly illustrated by the finalists in this year’s Awards is outstanding” said Peter Townsend, Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of Champion Canterbury Ltd.

“We’re sensing a great deal of optimism in the business community as a whole, and you can see this coming through in the entries. Each of our finalists has a good story to tell and we can learn good lessons from them as adopters of best business practice.”

Final judging takes place during August and early September with the winners announced at the official Awards Ceremony and dinner on Wednesday 17 September.


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