Exploding myths about Orica

Orica is doing more than just riding the boom. Gaurav Sodhi explains why blowing things up can be very profitable.

Although Orica began life selling explosives in the Victorian goldrush, it ultimately grew into a conglomerate selling plastics, paint, glass and fertilisers. Today, the conglomerate is no longer, replaced by the world’s largest explosive business. It’s taken 130 years of trial, error and transformation, but Orica once again resembles the business it was at birth.

Orica comprises just three divisions; explosives, chemicals and Minova (which provides ground stabilisation products for underground mines).



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