Resources and Energy finalists

For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding, or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the extractive resources and/or energy sectors.

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National finalists for the 61st Australian Export Awards in the Resources and Energy category.


Lyneham (Ngunnawal Country), Australian Capital Territory

Landscape picture of a solar plant that is located inside a valley surrounded by mountain during the sunset.

Ardexa provides secure software services for the Internet of Things (IoT). Its primary focus is on industrial IoT applications delivered by the Ardexa Digital Control Platform. The platform connects industrial machines to the cloud. This enables organisations to collect, store and analyse data from distributed assets and locations. 

Ardexa works collaboratively with leading companies in renewable energy, OEM, water management and transport. It has offices in Europe, Singapore and the US. 

It exports to Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US. The company also monitors around 500 megawatts of renewable energy in Australia, all of which is exported to a European client.

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DSI Underground Australia

Heatherbrae (Awabakal Country), New South Wales


DSI Underground is one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of specialist strata reinforcement and support products. Its products help keep the soft and hard rock underground mining and tunnelling sectors safer.

Mining and tunnelling present unique engineering challenges and demand specific skills and technical understanding. DSI’s experienced team is committed to exceeding national and international standards and driving ethical and sustainable work practices. 

DSI Underground is part of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technologies. It has production sites in Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth, and Indonesia. In 2022–23, the company exported 820,000 bolts, 860,000 plates and 47,000 sheets of mesh to Pogo, Alaska. Other key export markets include Botswana, Ghana, Indonesia, New Zealand and the US. 

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Duratray International

Bayswater (Wurundjeri Country), Victoria


Duratray International is a world leader in high-efficiency, customised dump bodies for the mining industry’s trucks and haulage equipment. There are more than 2,000 Duratray dump bodies operating globally.

Duratray’s flagship product, the Suspended Dump Body (SDB), is a unique concept in lightweight trays. It comprises a flexible rubber wear mat supported by an abrasion-resistant steel frame and high-performance suspension ropes. The patented design offers an innovative solution to reduce carry back, which increases truck productivity by 20% and improves safety for the truck’s driver.

Duratray recently transitioned to a new larger manufacturing facility in Victoria and opened an office in Spain to better service European customers. It exports to 35 countries, including China, Mexico, Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, Papua New Guinea and South Africa.

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Bentley (Whadjuk Country), Western Australia


Established in 2002, Motium is an expert in the design and manufacture of standard, semi-custom and bespoke rugged technologies. 

This industry leader provides sophisticated solutions to businesses requiring reliable and robust products that can endure in harsh environments. Its TUFF family of products includes panel PCs, LCD monitors, industrial PCs, industrial internet of things (IIoT) and cables. 

Located in Perth, Motium is a unique business designing and manufacturing customisable rugged technology products in Australia. Its global reach spans four continents, exporting products to Canada, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the US. Additional end users of its products are across Africa, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Papua New Guinea.

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Lytton (Yuggera Country), Queensland

earthmoving equipment

The Phibion solution makes tailing storage facilities safer, smaller and more sustainable. Tailings are the unwanted residuals of mined ore that are deposited in large storage dams adjacent to an operation. If not managed correctly, they can become unsafe structures and create legacy issues for local communities and the environment. 

Phibion’s Accelerated Mechanical Consolidation (AMC) operations provide higher tailings density and recover up to 50% of the water trapped in tailings. They also reduce the volume required for new tailings and mitigate against collapse. 

This innovative solution assists communities to reclaim mined land for development or to return it to nature five times faster than before. Key export markets include Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Jamaica.

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Wilco Technologies

Kilkenny (Kaurna Country), South Australia


Wilco Technologies specialises in ground support for the mining industry. Its flagship product is designed to shoot resin capsules into a predrilled bolt hole for resin set bolting. It can be installed onto any jumbo drill without compromising the drill’s capacity.

This solution eliminates the risk of miners being under unsupported ground. The system is not only safer, but faster and more efficient, reducing operator fatigue and chance of injury.

The last 12 months have been Wilco Technologies’ best on record. Its export sales increased 80% and its domestic sales increased 22% compared to the past 3 years. The company is a long-term exporter to Indonesia. Most recently it has established a strong presence in Canada and an emerging presence in South Africa and Botswana. 

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