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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.


Head Office

130 Fauntleroy Avenue
Redcliffe WA 6104
T: +61 8 6274 7200

Otraco Tyre Training Centre

589 Bickley Road
Maddington WA 6109
T: +61 8 9251 3100

Otraco South America

AV. del Valle Sur 524, Of. 404
Huechuraba, Santiago
T: +56 2 3221 0170

Otraco Southern Africa

c/o Buikgord Street & Disselboom Avenue
Wapadrand Extension 7, Pretoria
T: +27 12 803 0277