Orica Ltd history, profile and corporate video
Orica Ltd provides commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets. The company operates its business through the following segments: Mining Services, Chemicals and Other. The Mining Services segment includes manufacture and supply of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets, the provision of ground support services in mining and tunneling and supply of sodium cyanide for gold extraction. The Chemicals segment includes manufacture, distribution and trading of a broad range of industrial and specialty chemicals for use in a wide range of industries, which include water treatment, pulp and paper, food and beverage, construction and mining. The Other segment engages in the operation of botany groundwater recycling business. Orica was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.“
Initially formed over 130 years ago as Jones, Scott and Co., a supplier of explosives during the Victorian gold rush, the company was bought by Nobel Industries. Nobel later merged with several British chemical manufacturers to form Imperial Chemical Industries, In 1928, Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand (ICIANZ) was incorporated to acquire and coordinate all the Australasian interests of ICI Plc.
In July 1997, ICI Australia became an independent Australasian company after its parent company, ICI Plc, divested its 62.4 per cent shareholding in the company. As a result of the selldown ICI Australia was required to change its name and on 2 February 1998 became known as Orica.
In 2010, Orica successfully demerged Dulux Group leaving the company to focused on the provision of services to the mining, construction and infrastructure industries.”
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