Improving safety at Australia’s largest aluminum smelter
Tomago Aluminium is Australasia’s largest aluminum smelter and has been operating 24 hours a day since 1983. The company contributes $1.5 billion annually to the Australian economy, of which $800 million is spent locally. The smelter produces 585,000 tons of aluminum every year, which is 25% of Australia’s primary aluminum. 90% of the product is exported to the Asia-Pacific region.
A disconnected IT infrastructure, combined with a surplus of paper forms and email-based processes, led Tomago to seek out an automated solution for many key processes—beginning with a critical safety process around its life-saving controls. Today, Tomago has implemented several solutions with K2 Software, saving employee time, improving data accuracy, and making it easier to identify issues among its 840 pots.