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Orica Limited - Profile Company Report Australia

30-09-2014, 15 pages

Orica Limited is a publicly listed Australian company with operations in more than 50 countries. Orica generates its revenue from the provision of mining products and services and the manufacture and distribution of industrial and specialty chemicals. The group employs approximately 14,000 staff throughout its operations and is headquartered in Melbourne. Orica is listed on the ASX under the code ORI.

Orica Limited operates through the following business divisions:

  • Orica Mining Services

The services division offers commercial explosives, initiating systems and blast-based services to the mining, quarrying and construction industries. The business is run globally, divided into four geographic regions: Australia/Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company operates manufacturing plants all around the world, either wholly-owned or through joint ventures.

  • Chemicals

Orica produces chemicals for use in different aspects of the mining industry. Orica produces products such as sodium cyanide for gold extraction, emulsifiers for underground blasting and water management and flotation reagents for processing complex ore. Many mining chemicals are manufactured at Orica's Deer Park facility.

Orica also produces a range of general chemicals for the food and beverage, health and personal care industries.

In March 2015 Orica finalised the sale of its non-mining chemicals business to investment firm Blackstone. The new stand-alone chemicals business trades under the name of 'Ixom'.


  • Other

The company conducts several minor activities including the Botany Groundwater Recycling Business, as well as corporate and support activities

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