Bridgestone Corporation Australian subsidiary Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (BMSA), which sells and provides services pertaining to tyres for mining vehicles and conveyor belts, has established the Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre (HMSC) as a new mining solution centre on April 10, 2019 in New South Wales, Australia.
The new centre is a larger operation and would employ about 60 people, following the establishment of the first centre which opened a couple of years ago and began operating with 10 people.
HMSC combines mining vehicle tyre sales, maintenance, and repair services; rim refurbishment and repair services; and tyre fitting services to provide solutions for mine operators that are tailored to frontline mine operations.
In addition, HMSC coordinates with Bridgestone Australia Ltd., a Bridgestone entity that sells truck and bus tyres, to offer total mobility solutions that support transportation in a wide range of areas including transportation inside of mines and transportation to mineral export ports.
Furthermore, HMSC utilizes Bridgestone Intelligent Tag (B-TAG) and the TreadStat™ Tire and Rim Management software, both proprietary Bridgestone tools, to measure, collect, and analyze data on metrics such as tyre pressure and temperature. These tools enable HMSC to propose plans for optimizing on-site operations that encompass everything from vehicle management to tyre replacement and rotation. HMSC is thereby able to contribute to improved safety, productivity, and asset value for mine operators.
HMSC is the second Bridgestone mining solution centre in Australia following the Pilbara Mining Solution Centre, which was established in Western Australia in November 2017.