Who we are

As a small start-up turned key industry player, we’ve remained committed to protecting our culture.

Our culture code

Our culture code is at the heart of everything we do. This code was developed with everyone’s input, across all job types and offices. It isn’t just something made up and handed down by management. As we grow, we remain committed to protecting our culture across the globe.

Our story

In the early 2000s, three uni friends set out to address the need for better planning and scheduling software in the mining industry. The result was Mine24D. It was hugely successful and was bought by a competitor after only 6 years.

In 2008, our founders expanded their vision and created Deswik Software.

Deswik doubled in size every year for its first five years, during the biggest ever mining downturn and global financial crisis.

Our first two products, Deswik.CAD and Deswik.Sched shipped in 2009. While better than competitor’s offerings for both mine planning and scheduling, it was the deep integration between design and scheduling – a feature not available in any other products at the time – that proved to be a hit with customers.


11 years on, Deswik has experienced year on year growth. Deswik is now the software choice for over 200 companies in over 300 different operations. We have over 260 staff across 13 offices globally. In 2018 alone, we hired 74 people to join us on this awesome ride.

Employee engagement

Since 2015, Deswik employees have participated in a yearly Gallup Q12 survey – a world renowned indicator of employee engagement, as used by many leading FORTUNE 500 companies.

This year, we scored a ‘world class’ rating, outranking 96% of organisations globally… and we’re pretty proud of it!

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Overall satisfaction company-wide

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Have a close friend at work

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Feel their co-workers are committed to quality

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Feel their opinion counts

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Feel their supervisor cares about them as a person

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Have opportunities to learn and grow in their role


Deswik is like the Google of the mining software world. It's also like a big second family. We all play our part in creating a fun working environment and we aim high to be the best at what we do.

Christophe Lemieux, Senior Mining Consultant, Sudbury


The refreshing thing about Deswik is the diversity. There is a real sense of respect shown for the contribution that each individual brings.

Amanda Hetherington, Instructional Designer, Brisbane

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