Press Release

Kazzinc commits to RungePincockMinarco’s (RPM’s) Enterprise Planning Platform to Deliver the Next Step in Productivity. (22 Nov 2016)

Kazzinc, a Glencore majority owned company, one of the largest zinc miners in the world, and the largest gold miner in Kazakhstan, have chosen RungePincockMinarco (RPM) to help them continue to be one of the world’s most cost efficient zinc producers.

Kazzinc have selected RPM and their Enterprise Planning Platform, which will be implemented in conjunction with SAP. This enterprise approach not only complements their planned investment in SAP but will also deliver the operational planning behaviours that mining companies need to adopt in order to be world-class mining enterprises that deliver the value expected by both the market and shareholders.

Richard Mathews, CEO of RPM, commented “Over the last six months Kazzinc management have provided us with the opportunity to really understand their mining environment and we thank them for that. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our software supports the productivity improvements they are striving to achieve. I firmly believe that continuous data interchange between the mining industries’ two major software providers will drive operational and financial benefits right across Kazzinc’s business.”

Data will be exchanged seamlessly between the systems using RPM’s SAP certified integration.   Kazzinc will use the strength of SAP’s Hana platform combined with RPM’s budgeting and forecasting system to deliver Operational, Plant and Maintenance budgets and life of mine forecasts.

Kazzinc will also implement RPM scheduling and simulation applications in their open pit and underground operations which will seamlessly link into the budgeting solutions.

Adoption of these digital tools and capabilities from RPM will deliver Kazzinc improved operating efficiency as well as the capability to develop and deliver more accurate and agile planning in real-time thereby assisting to maximise profit and performance across their mining value chain.

Nick Popovic, Chairman of Kazzinc Holdings, said “While we have been impressed with RPM’s knowledge of mining, what has impressed us most is the commitment they have shown to understanding our business and the innovative approach they have taken to developing software that is extremely user focused. They clearly see Kazzinc (along with the other Glencore operations they are working with) as a Partner, rather than a customer, and we look forward to this successful collaboration.”

The project will be rolled out across the Kazzinc operations which includes  four underground mines, two open pit mines, a concentrator plant as well as their central planning office.

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For further information please contact:

Michael Baldwin
Chief Marketing Officer
+61 7 3100 7200

 About RungePincockMinarco:

RungePincockMinarco Limited (ASX: RUL) is the world’s largest publicly traded independent group of mining technical experts, with history stretching back to 1968. We have local expertise in all mining regions and are experienced across all commodities and mining methods.

Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on 27 May 2008, RungePincockMinarco is a global leader in the provision of advisory consulting, technology and professional development solutions to the mining industry. We have global expertise achieved through our work in over 118 countries and our approach to the business of mining is strongly grounded in economic principles.  We operate offices in 18 locations across 12 countries.

For futher information please contact:

Suzanne Pelizzari
Global Marketing Manager
+61 7 3100 7200