A Queensland company helping to create a more sustainable mining future has been proclaimed Australia’s best exporter in the minerals sector.

Brisbane-based Core Resources took out the Minerals, Energy and Related Services Award at the Australian Export Awards in late November.

The company provides testing, engineering and site services to the global mining industry, with an emphasis on clean-process technology, remediation, and more sustainable long-term mining practices.

Core’s export sales have grown 5-fold in the past 2 years, with exports now making up 60% of the company’s sales.

Key overseas markets are in South East Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.

Core’s Chairman Jonathan Loraine said the multi-award winning company owed its export success to three main factors.

‘First, we have unique products and services that are internationally competitive,’ he said.

‘Second, being an Australian supplier is a big positive; Australia is recognised as a world leader in METS [mining equipment, technology and services] and clients will actually seek us out because of that.

‘Third, I do think that winning awards lends us a credibility and prestige internationally.’

Mr Loraine said that winning their category at the Australian Export Awards was a great honour.

‘We were absolutely thrilled when they read out our name,’ he said.

‘It was a very strong field, very competitive, and it was a very pleasant surprise on the night.’

Mr Loraine said the company was looking forward to another busy year helping clients achieve their goals.

‘We have clients around the world using our products and we’re looking forward to progressing their projects and seeing them succeed,’ he said.

‘Their success is our success.’

The Australian Export Awards were held on 27 November in Canberra, where all national winners were announced.

Nominees for the national awards came from state and territory competitions held earlier this year, including the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards.

The mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector is identified as one of Queensland’s emerging export strengths in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.