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DENVER, CO, March 27, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oniqua MRO Analytics (www.oniqua.com), the leading provider of analytics-based MRO optimization solutions for asset-intensive organizations, today announced the establishment of new operations in South America. Located in Santiago, Chile, the new office gives Oniqua a local presence in the South American region where it serves a growing number of asset-intensive customers.
Oniqua is an international software company with operations in Australia, South Africa, North America and now South America. The company serves many of the world's leading mining, oil and gas, utilities and other asset-intensive companies in more than 25 countries, including the following customers in South America:
- BHP Billiton - Minera Escondida (Chile), Pampa Norte (Chile), and Cerro Matoso (Columbia)
- Codelco (Chile)
- Vale (Brazil)
- Newmont Mining Company - Minera Yanacocha (Peru)
- Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold - Candelaria/Ojos del Salado (Chile), El Abra (Chile), Cerro Verde (Peru)
- Xstrata Copper - Tintaya/Antapaccay (Peru)
- Drummond Company (Colombia)
- Carbonnes del Cerrejon
The opening of the new office follows Oniqua's recently formed and announced partnership with MRO Logistics in South America, which is owned by ILOS Infra Group and markets, delivers and supports Oniqua Analytics Solution as a core part of its MRO logistics solutions offering in Brazil.
The latest geographic expansion by Oniqua will allow the company to provide enhanced services and support to existing partners and clients across Chile, Columbia, Peru and Brazil; and positions the company to more effectively meet the significant and growing demand for MRO optimization technology solutions among asset-intensive companies across the region.
"South America attracts the most mining exploration dollars in the world, and virtually every major mining company has projects in various stages of development there," stated Lindsay Clarke, President for the Americas, Oniqua. "Investment projects in mining on the order of $18 billion were recently planned for Chile alone."
"Like most other industries in these challenging times, mining is going through a cost rationalization process," added Clarke. "This creates a tremendous opportunity for value-added suppliers that can deliver cost reduction, improved productivity and enhanced service levels. Having a local footprint in Santiago better positions Oniqua to capitalize on this market opportunity while at the same time help all of our asset-intensive customers in South America maximize their operational efficiencies."
Santiago is also home to EXPOMIN, the world's largest mining trade show and exhibition outside of the U.S., which attracts global attendance with over 2,500 exhibitors. Oniqua will sponsor this year's event, which takes place April 9-13th, 2012.
Oniqua's growth and formal entry into the South American region has been supported with valuable market and business advice provided by the Australian Trade Commission Offices in Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Lima, Peru; and also by the Trade and Investment Queensland's office in Santiago.
About Oniqua MRO Analytics
With operations in the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, Oniqua is the world's leading MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) analytics software company. Oniqua helps organizations maximize profits, savings and efficiencies by minimizing MRO waste, and delivers a positive return on investment in as little as three to six months. Oniqua Analytics Solution (OAS) leverages customers' transactional data by applying advanced analytics to identify inefficiencies and ensure that their maintenance, inventory and procurement operations run as efficiently as possible. Oniqua is proud to serve the world's leading companies in the oil and gas, mining, utilities and other asset-intensive industries, including ConocoPhillips, BP, Hawaiian Electric, Bermuda Electric Light Company, Orange County Transportation Authority, Vale, Codelco, Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Newmont Mining, Alcoa, Xstrata, Drummond Company, Freeport McMoRan and many others. www.oniqua.com
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