Mining Investment Continues

Even after significant investment over the past 2 years, mining companies (including major players such as BHP Biliton and Rio Tinto) are continuing their investments in response to the enormous demand for Australian resources.
The industry is looking for products/services that improve efficiency

As mining companies continue their investment and place greater focus on improved capital productivity, products/services that enable improvements in efficiency will be highly favoured by mining industry decision makers.

Source: ABS, Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, CAT 5625

Suppliers that market 'efficiency solutions' will have the advantage

This provides a promising opportunity to mining sector suppliers - those who can position and market themselves as providers of 'efficiency solutions' (that is, providers of products/services that improve efficiency) will have a clear advantage over competitors.