SOURCE: Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada

November 29, 2011 22:11 ET

Orica Canada: History, Innovation, and Quality

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Business Review Canada features Orica Canada and how the company leads the industry through innovative next generation electronic detonators and strategic utilization of Canada's resources.

Orica's commitment to innovation and quality has taken the company from its roots in the Australian gold fields to become a global leader in the explosives industry with offices in over 50 countries.

The company was officially named "Orica" in 1998 and now owns three businesses internationally: Orica Mining Services, Orica Chemicals, and Minova. Orica Mining Services provides commercial explosives, initiating systems and Blast-Based Services to the mining, quarrying and construction industries. Orica Chemicals Services manufactures and distributes chemicals and services for the mining, pulp and paper, construction, water treatment, dairy, food and beverage, and agriculture industry. Minova is a manufacturer and supplier for the underground mining, tunneling, and civil engineering industries.

Orica's main headquarters are located in Australia but it now has subsidiaries in over fifty countries. Orica Canada started in 2000 and has grown to three offices and 800 employees. Orica has utilized its considerable assets and industry knowledge to harness the potential of the region, especially through the Carseland and Brownsburg facilities.

A major component of Orica's success is due to its culture which is embodied through the phrase "Deliver the Promise." From top executives to the worker on the job site, these four key principles guide Orica's business decisions and behavior.

"The idea is that you drive functional excellence within the business platforms but also work as a team to serve the customer," Nigel Pereira explains.

First is guaranteeing responsibility for safety, health, and the environment. Orica values its employees, its customers, and the environment and works to ensure its future. Second is the principle of working together as a team to ensure both personal and corporate success. Third is the principle of commercial ownership, run the business of it's your own. Finally, Orica prides itself on its clever customer solutions, its constant innovation and technology to deliver fast and worthwhile results for customers.

Read the article here.

About Orica Canada

Orica is an Australian-owned, publicly-listed global company with operations in around 50 countries and customers in twice that many.

Orica has evolved from a supplier of explosives to the Victorian gold fields in 19th Century Australia into a multi-billion dollar company that is currently ranked as one of the top 30 companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange based on market capitalisation.

Orica's proud traditions of leadership, innovation, quality and safety are shared by its 13,000 employees located in around 50 countries across six continents.

Orica turns science into the solutions that satisfy basic human needs. Our products, brands and services can be trusted for their reliability, range and quality. Each of its three businesses -- Orica Mining Services, Minova and Orica Chemicals -- is the leader in its chosen market.

About Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific news throughout Canada. Business Review Canada is the territory-dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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