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Victory for Safety:

NB Industries Wins Tender to Implement Advanced Collision Avoidance System in Glencore's Fleet

In a remarkable milestone for NB Industries, our dedicated team achieved a significant victory by successfully clinching a tender for Glencore Coal Assets Australia.

Spanning over two years, this agreement secures the opportunity to install and maintain Wabtec Digital Mine’s Generation 3 Collision Avoidance System across all light and heavy vehicles at Glencore’s sites in Collinsville, Clermont, Hail Creek, and Rolleston.

NB Industries portfolio now comprises a comprehensive suite of solutions meticulously tailored to meet the distinct challenges encountered within the mining and resource sectors across Queensland. This recent milestone stands as a testament to NB Industries’ ongoing dedication and the trust it has earned from global mining and resource corporations, OEMs, and ancillaries throughout Australia.

Director Mick Selby says “At NB Industries, it’s an exciting time as we celebrate multiple milestones with Glencore, one of the world’s largest natural resource companies. Our recent partnership underscores our dedication to excellence and solidifies our position as a trusted service provider. We’re thrilled to be chosen as Glencore’s supplier, installing and servicing Wabtec Digital Mine’s Generation 3 Collision Avoidance System. This collaboration not only highlights our commitment to workplace safety but also sets a new standard in the industry. With a two-year contract ahead, we eagerly anticipate making a substantial impact on enhancing Glencore’s operations and the safety of its workforce.”

Revolutionising Safety Standards: Wabtec’s Next-Generation Collision Avoidance System

The decision by Glencore to entrust NB Industries with the implementation and upkeep of Wabtec Digital Mine’s Generation 3 Collision Avoidance System heralds a paradigm shift. Wabtec’s innovative approach veers away from traditional proximity detection systems, introducing a new era of safety and performance enhancement. The Generation 3 CAS retains fundamental functionalities such as real-time self-assessment, personnel recognition, and supplementary sensing capabilities. And that’s just the start of it. With its advanced rules and intelligence capabilities, it’s positioned to revolutionise safety standards while turbocharging productivity.   

But Wabtec doesn’t just stop at safety; they’re all about making life easier for the people in the field. The Generation 3 CAS comes with a revamped interface that’s all about simplicity and getting the job done right. Picture this: instead of the old-school beeps and analogue signals, operators now get clear, friendly voice alerts that guide them through their tasks. From a cultural perspective, this pioneering technology empowers us to create workspaces where productivity and peace of mind go hand in hand.

Investing in Talent: NB Industries’ Ongoing Recruitment Drive

We are always recruiting at NB. Our Glencore partnership will further support our recruitment initiatives, recruiting fully qualified industry professionals to our team, as well as internal promotions and apprenticeships.  

“As NB Industries continues to grow, we’re not just filling positions; we’re building a family. Our recruitment efforts are all about finding the best in the industry today while nurturing the next generation of industry talent. It’s about more than just jobs; it’s about investing in people and creating opportunities for growth. These initiatives lay the groundwork for a brighter future in mining,” emphasises Shar Perry, HR Manager at NB Industries.

A Collaborative Effort: A New Standard

Nicky Winner, Project Coordinator for NB Industries, applauds the collaborative spirit underpinning the partnership: “We are excited to be collaborating closely with Glencore on this venture. Our shared zeal for safety and innovation ignites our enthusiasm. Together, we stand poised to establish a new gold standard for safety and efficiency in the mining realm.”

In a dynamic industry like mining, partnerships like the one between Glencore and NB Industries set the tone for innovation, safety, and success. This collaboration promises not only to reshape industry standards but also to create a safer and more efficient future for mining operations across Queensland’s open-cut coal mines. 

Together, they are not just implementing cutting-edge technology but also fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence, ensuring that the industry moves forward with a shared commitment to progress and safety.