Mainpac completes integration of SAP for Cristal Mining

Mainpac Pty Limited, a global leader in Enterprise Asset Management solution provider for Mining & Resource industry, announces the completion of SAP integration with EAM for Cristal Mining.

Cristal Mining has been a long time valued user of Mainpac, with the first site been installed around 1998 for Cable Sands. In 2003 an additional plant structure was added ‘East Operations (Bemax) with Broken Hill and Ginkgo coming online late 2005. These have since been managed as two separate systems with multiple configurations.

Over the course of these 15 years Mainpac has undergone a large number of enhancements and changes to their EAM platform, as such an upgrade is required to bring Cristal Mining onto the latest version of Mainpac, and migrate the legacy data onto a common system for the following sites which are split across two databases/instances.

Mainpac worked with Cristal to understand the functional requirements of the integration and developed the required proxy’s, sequencing and DSS called in order for the required information from both SAP and EAM to be passed and received successfully.

About Cristal Mining

Cristal Mining is one of Australia’s premier mineral sands miners. Cristal Mining’s mining and mineral separation operations are located in two significant mineral sands provinces in Australia, namely the Murray Basin in New South Wales and southwest of Western Australia.

Cristal Mining was formerly named Bemax Resources Limited (Bemax). Cristal Mining, under its former name Bemax, was incorporated in Australia in 1987 and has grown through successful exploration and acquisitions, including the acquisition of the Western Australian-based Cable Sands group in May 2004. Cable Sands, which continues to operate as a subsidiary of Cristal Mining, is one of Australia’s first Titanium minerals producers, having commenced production in 1956.

In late 2004 and early 2005, Bemax commenced construction of the Ginkgo Mine and Broken Hill mineral separation plant in the Murray Basin. Heavy mineral concentrate production at the Ginkgo Mine commenced in December 2005 and commissioning of the Broken Hill mineral separation plant occurred in February 2006.

In 2006 Bemax became the largest producer of leucoxene, the third-largest producer of rutile and the seventh-largest producer of zircon globally, and is now recognised as one of Australia’s premier mineral sands miners.

Cristal Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal). Cristal is a private company with headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2012, Bemax changed its name to Cristal Mining to clearly bring it under the Cristal corporate banner.

About Mainpac

Over the last 28 years hundreds of customers in over 24 countries have chosen Mainpac asset management solutions to improve asset performance and optimise maintenance investment.
Our aim is to lower your operation costs by improving your maintenance practices, drive Return on Assets with continuous improvement, and to empower your maintenance team with our easy-to-use tools.

Mainpac prides themselves in their training and post-sale support services, as well as professional consultancy services to our customers. Through our solutions and service delivery we have forged close and trusting relationships with our long term enterprise customers.

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Mainpac EAM is the most advanced system of it’s type available. It’s easy to use, quick to configure and full of tools to streamline your asset management practices.

Mainpac EAM drives down the costs and risks of managing your assets, it improves Return on Assets and boosts business productivity and is also built to integrate seamlessly with ERP and key operational systems for greater workflow automation.