Bis has been recognized for its culture of customer driven innovation, securing a spot on the prestigious AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list, curated by The Australian Financial Review. The company ranked fourth on the 2019 list in the Agriculture, Mining and Utilities category.
The annual list is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges. There were over 800 nominated organisations from across Australia and New Zealand.
The assessment measures a top innovation implemented in the past 12 months, as well as a company’s internal innovation processes and culture. Specifically, the judges look at the scale of problem that the innovation is solving, the quality and uniqueness of the solution and the level of impact that the innovation has made. Inventium also assess internal elements such as innovation culture, strategy, resources and process, which demonstrate a sustainable and repeatable approach to innovation.
Brad Rogers, CEO of Bis Industries, said the company’s inclusion on the list and its ranking was further recognition of Bis’ recent invention, Rexx, as a game-changing haulage solution and acknowledgment of the broader innovation culture which flows through the company.
“We have a dedicated team designing products and services to solve customer challenges to deliver distinctive value to their operations. Our culture of curiosity and innovation has driven the business from its early days, and we are proud it remains at the forefront of everything that we do,” said Mr Rogers.
“There is much more to come from Bis. We have a pipeline of innovative products and services that we will be launching to the market over the next 12 months, which have all been developed with our customers’ needs in mind.”
The accolade follows a win of the 2019 Future of Mining Innovation Award earlier this year, which recognised collaborative innovation resulting in standout commercial outcomes.