Orica has announced that it is to acquire Exsa, a Peruvian manufacturer and distributor of industrial explosives, enabling it to significantly increase production. As part of the $302 million deal, Orica will integrate Exsa’s Initiating Systems manufacturing facility into its global manufacturing footprint. By utilising the facility’s capacity, Orica will be able to significantly increase … Continue reading Orica to acquire Peruvian explosives manufacturer Exsa
Manufacturers have joined global efforts to support bushfire relief across Australia. Explosives company Orica was the latest of a number of businesses to announce significant donations to rural firefighters and other charities helping communities recover from the Australian bushfire crisis. On January 8, the company announced that it would donate $1 million to the Victorian … Continue reading Manufacturers support bushfire relief
Australian explosives manufacturer for mining and civil applications, Orica, has partnered with Swedish mining equipment company Epiroc to automate the delivery of blasting technology. The two companies will collaborate to create a semi-automated explosives delivery system. By automating the delivery of explosives, the companies hope to make mining safer and more productive, particularly in underground … Continue reading Partnership to automate drilling and blasting
Orica has released its 2019 results which have shown a profitable result, after posting a loss in 2018. The explosives and chemical manufacturing company posted a net profit after tax of $245 million. Share earnings increased by 14 per cent to 97.9 cents per share. “Orica’s manufacturing and cost performance is improving across the board. … Continue reading Explosives manufacturer posts positive results
The Hunter Manufacturing Awards have gone to innovative manufacturers in the NSW region. Leading the way were locally-based manufacturers including global commercial explosives manufacturer Orica, which won the Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Product Design. The company has manufacturing and technical centres in the Hunter region, and has been involved in the development of … Continue reading Awards recognise Hunter’s best
The transformative impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is often talked about in think pieces, and conference key notes, but it is not as common to hear from a company that has adopted its strategies and seen an effective, fundamental shift in their business practices. This is why hearing from global commercial explosives … Continue reading IIoT and digital transformation: From manufacturing an input to designing for outputs
Two workers were killed by an explosion at a Chilean Orica factory over the weekend.
Orica and Yara have opened their joint venture Yara Pilbara Nitrates ammonium nitrate plant, located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and expected to be operational by the year’s end. Phase one of the construction phase of the plant, opened by state premier Colin Barnett on Thursday, has just finished. The JV factory will be integrated … Continue reading World-scale ammonium nitrate factory opens in Pilbara
Orica has seen an ammonia spill at its Kooragang Island plant this morning after a leaking gasket was discovered.
Explosives and chemicals manufacturer Orica says while its exposure to the exchange rate is limited, the high dollar is “hollowing out” the rest of the economy and hurting manufacturers.
Mining service and chemicals company Orica has today announced a half year profit increase to $267 million, up 6 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Explosives maker Orica has called on the Government to do more to help manufacturers struggling with rising costs and the high exchange rate.
Chemical manufacturer Orica’s annual profit has taken a hit, falling by 37 per cent.
Orica has submitted additional information to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure for the expansion of its manufacturing operations on Kooragang Island.