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Customers gain competitive advantage despite global tyre shortage

Notwithstanding the global shortage of 57" tyres, Otraco's customers continue to gain competitive advantage by utilising Otraco's tyre management solutions to improve tyre life.

Tyre maintenance services and technology solutions have never been more critical for customers as the tyre shortage takes hold. Leading the way is the tyre management and reporting system, Otracom which is helping site managers and purchasing managers to keep their operations moving within tight OPEC and CAPEX budgets whilst supporting Just-In-Time (JIT) purchasing policies.

Otraco presents at Safety in Hazardous Industries conference

Paulo Gomes, Regional Senior Safety Adviser with Downer's off-the-road tyre management business Otraco has received high praise for his presentation at the Safety in Hazardous Industries Conference in Brisbane.

Presenting a case study titled 'Examining How Challenging the Right People Leads to the Best Safety Result', Paulo explained the importance of identifying site safety restraints, outlining strategies for utilizing in-house talents and demonstrating the importance of overcoming resource obstacles. Paulo also reinforced the fact that we will always find the best solution amongst the workforce.

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Otraco receives nomination from Evolution Mining

Downer’s off-the-road tyre management business Otraco has been recognised by Evolution Mining for outstanding efforts in identifying cost savings at the Cowal mine site in NSW.

Evolution Mining’s Act Like an Owner (ALO) program recognises team achievements that have displayed the ALO supportive behaviours including: supporting each other; working together; and thinking ahead to consider what is best for Evolution Mining in the long term. The ALO program includes supplier nominations.

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Otraco kicking zero harm goals

Otraco, Downer’s tyre management business, which forms part of our Mining division, was recently recognised with a prestigious customer award for its commitment to Zero Harm at the Swakop Uranium mine site in Namibia.

In presenting the 2017 Safety Award, Swakop Uranium recognised the team for its “commitment to safety, health, environment and work quality”.

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Innovation reducing cost of tyre ownership

With more than 45 years' experience delivering off-the-road (OTR) tyre solutions to customers worldwide, Otraco continues to reduce the total cost of tyre ownership by delivering new, cost-effective innovations.

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Mining supervisor champions safety

Jamie Pickels, Site Supervisor in the Tyre Management business (Otraco), has been awarded the Best Individual, Workplace Health and Safety Achievement at the National Safety Awards of Excellence.

 Jamie was given the award after being recognised for a safety initiative he championed at the Meandu Mine in Queensland.

After identifying a task he deemed high risk to workers (fitting the tyre and rim assemblies), Jamie developed a set of tools to reduce the risk and improve efficiency. Called 'Spacer Plates', this device now allows his team to complete the Hitachi dump truck tyre and rim assembly fitment task in a safe, quick and efficient manner.


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