Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.
Our story began in 1874, when we first supplied explosives to the Victorian goldfields in Australia. Since then, we have grown to become the world’s leader in blasting and productivity solutions. We are a community of engineers, scientists, technologists, operators, business specialists and on-site crew all working together to support our customers in open cut mines, underground operations, quarrying, construction, and oil and gas projects. From the production and supply of explosives and initiation systems to our suite of cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of blasting services, we help extract and monitor resources safely, efficiently, and responsibly.
Innovation and technology
Innovation at Orica is defined by our pioneering spirit and commitment to working collaboratively with our customers to find solutions to the challenges they face every day. We have over 140 years of experience in innovation, research, and technology. Our vision is to transform how drill and blast is used to unlock mining value, utilizing digital and automated technologies to create safer, and more productive blast outcomes for customers. Our technology and innovation strategy are premised on our commitment to sustained technology investment.
We combine the expertise and insights of our people from around the world with the best minds and technologies to deliver transformational change. From breakthrough ideas that are helping transform our industry, to delivering better outcomes on site today, we know even the seemingly small things can make a significant difference to our customers’ operations. We also leverage our extensive global network of Technical Services engineers to apply our technology.