At a Glance

An Australian mining services company with global operations, Orica has a diverse workforce of over 12,000 people servicing customers across more than 100 countries.

Orica’s global vision is to provide Clever Resourceful Solutions to customers around the world. We are focused on developing long term partnerships that reduce total cost of mining, improve productivity and enhance our customers’ licence to operate. We combine the progressive thinking of our Global Research & Development and Technical networks to deliver market-leading solutions for the challenges our customers face every day.

Orica tech services at Andacollo, Chile

We are the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunnelling, and a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.

Our strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through customer focused, innovation led differentiated solutions. We ensure security of supply for our customers through a global portfolio of capital efficient manufacturing and distribution assets and effective third-party sourcing arrangements.

Orica’s commitment to the safety, health and wellbeing of our people and customers, the environment, and the communities in which we operate underpins everything we do. The principles of respect, transparency, collaboration and performance will guide us as we deliver on our strategy and vision.


  • Surface Metal 
  • Surface Coal 
  • Underground Mining 
  • Underground Construction 
  • Construction 
  • Quarrying 
  • Oil & Gas

Solutions Approach



Products & Services

Blasting  Ground Support  Mining Chemicals 
Blasting Services  Services  Sodium cyanide 
Bulk & Packaged Explosives  Bolts  Sparge – cyanide delivery and dissolutions systems 
Electronic Blasting Systems  Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic bolts  PRO service – technical in-use mineral processing reagent support 
Initiating Systems  Injection chemicals  Emulsifiers for blasting applications 
Seismic Systems  Mesh   
Software, Measurement & Information Systems  Powders   
  Resin capsules   
  Resin grouts   



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Global Operations

Orica global locations