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Construction Tracking Software Specialists Track'em Wins Africa Contract

First Africa project for Katenge Tubular's work on at Exxaro’s Medupi Expansion Project at Grootgeluk mine

Track’em has won its first contract in Africa, for a South African mine expansion site.

The company will track and manage construction materials for Katenge Tubular, which is developing the filter plant extension at Exxaro’sMedupi Expansion Project at its Grootgeluk mine in the Limpopo province.

Perth software development company Saleem Technologies’ Track’em is a patent-pending software which tracks construction materials and assets using GPS, Barcode and RFID technology, helping project stakeholders to deliver construction projects on time and budget.

Track’em inventor and CEO of Saleem Technologies, Kashif Saleem said that the software company was excited to win the filter plant project with Katenge Tubular. “This is our first African contract and we are now looking for more opportunities to introduce our proprietary software and quality service to companies on that continent. We are growing and expanding both around Australia and internationally and this is an excellent start for us to 2012.”

Saleem said the contract was organised working through Track’em’s African representative, Barry Venter from Katenge Tubular (Pty) Ltd, one of Southern Africa’s largest privately owned construction companies. Mr Venter said: “For the last 5 years I have been supplying construction companies with IT and software to speed up their projects. I am very excited about the Track’em software and believe that it holds great benefit for the construction sector as a whole”.

Track’em’s software will track the filter plant’s 533 tonnes of structural steel, 66 tonnes of platework and 4 km of piping.

The expansion project, situated in Lephalale in South Africa’s Limpopo province, is a Detail, Fabricate, Install and Commission project consisting of approximately 9,000 tonnes of structural steel, 1600 Tons of platework and 25km of piping. Theexpanded Grootegeluk mine will supply 14,6Mtpa of power station coal for 40 years to Eskom’s adjacent Medupi power station, currently under construction.

Track’em has been used by leading construction companies including Leighton Contractors, FMG, Worley Parsons, John Holland, United Group; and Downer Engineering.

About Track’em

Invented by Saleem Technologies founder and CEO Kashif Saleem, Track’em is a web-based, GPS, Barcode and RFID material tracking system that can locate items within five seconds. The advanced software system combines integrated solutions designed to make project management more efficient, manage time better and reduce overall project costs through finding the exact location of an item, including when, where, and by who it was last scanned. 24/7 monitoring can also be provided for each piece of equipment from fabrication to installation and completion. www.trackem.com.au