The Australian Mining Review
Celebrating 45 years of success
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.