Rio Tinto engages HRL Technology's Analytical Services
[Rio Tinto (T&I) have engaged HRL to provide Analytical Services for a three year period to the T&I operation in Bundoora, Australia. HRL now provides quality analytical services to Rio Tinto's the global minerals mining and ore refining and extraction projects.
Rio Tinto were seeking a strategic network partner to develop a flexible relationship that provides expert technical advisory, analytical and field testing and laboratory outsourcing services to high quality companies across Australia and Asia.
In alignment with Rio Tinto's strategy to focus on core capability supplemented by trusted network partnerships, HRL offered to provide Analytical services to the Rio Tinto (T&I) facility strengthening the existing relationship HRL has with other Rio Tinto sites. HRL now provides laboratory resources and quality analytical services to the Rio Tinto Laboratory in Bundoora. Laboratory management information systems were integrated between the businesses providing analytical data to be transferred accurately and promptly resulting in efficiency gains to the operations.
The outcome has enabled Rio Tinto to focus on core capabilities whilst still maintaining full exclusive access to the laboratory facility in Bundoora. HRL now provides Rio Tinto an exclusive arrangement that provides high quality analytical results in support of major exploration, mining and refining activities together with expert interpretation. The strategic network partnership also provides Rio Tinto access to other technical, process, chemical and engineering resources and knowledge.