Celebrating 45 years of suc­cess

The Australian Mining Review - - THE HUNTER VALLEY -

GLOBAL tyre man­age­ment leader Otraco has en­joyed more than four decades of suc­cess sup­ply­ing tyre man­age­ment ser­vices to the min­ing in­dus­try.

Founded in Aus­tralia in the 1970s, Otraco pi­o­neered off-the-road (OTR) tyre man­age­ment in­clud­ing tyre life anal­y­sis method­olo­gies (such as fit­ment pe­riod batch anal­y­sis), tyre pres­sure and tem­per­a­ture mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems (TPMS), as well as the in­dus­try’s un­der­stand­ing of tyre ex­plo­sion mech­a­nisms.

Over the years, Otraco’s work has been so wide­spread that even the tyre po­si­tion num­ber­ing sys­tem, used al­most uni­ver­sally, orig­i­nated with Otraco.

To­day Otraco is a wholly owned sub­sidiary of Downer.

Ex­pand­ing be­yond Aus­tralia, Otraco’s first pro­ject in South Africa was with An­glo Amer­i­can’s Mo­galak­wena, the largest plat­inum mine in the world.

With fur­ther ex­pan­sion into the Amer­ica’s, Otraco now man­ages some 60 projects around the world with an en­vi­able cus­tomer base in­clud­ing BHP, Rio Tinto, An­glo Amer­i­can, FMG, Glen­core, Codelco, Newcrest, Yan­coal and Pe­abody.

Com­mer­cially in­de­pen­dent of any tyre man­u­fac­turer, sup­plier or re­pairer, Otraco prides it­self on re­main­ing at the cut­ting-edge of tyre man­age­ment tech­nol­ogy of­fer­ing a lead­ing in­ter­net-based tyre man­age­ment and re­port­ing sys­tem, Otra­com.

In use across more than 65 mine sites world­wide, Otra­com tracks and man­ages tyres and rims from man­u­fac­tur­ing to dis­posal to iden­tify per­for­mance trends and re­duce tyre-re­lated costs.

Otra­com en­ables users to rely on a cen­trally main­tained man­age­ment sys­tem that de­liv­ers con­sis­tent re­port­ing world­wide.

Otraco also of­fers OTR tyre train­ing at its RTO (#51112) in WA where trainees are able to work on full-scale min­ing equip­ment just 30 min­utes from the cen­tre of Perth.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at: www.otraco.com.

Otraco has had an es­tab­lished pres­ence in the Hunter Val­ley for more than 10 years, se­cur­ing its first con­tract in the re­gion in 2006.

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