The situation of the Grasberg Mine also known as the Freeport Mine is just 97kms north of Timika, Western New Guinea in Indonesia. It is recognisable as the worlds largest gold mine and second largest copper mine.
The operations at the Grasberg Mine include an open pit mine, an underground mine as well as four concentrators. In 2006 the report of the open pit mine was that it was producing over 67 million tonnes of ore. The mine on the surface spanning about 1.6kms.
In the industry of providing mining equipment and tools. Sandvik is a significant provider of mining equipment to the Grasberg Mine. Sandvik required a storage solution for their Kuala Kencana warehouse. In order to suit the parts and components of their heavy duty tools and equipment.
Through Sandvik's strong links with Abbott Storage Systems in Australia as their warehouse racking provider. Sandvik Indonesia approached Abbott to provide the racking system at their Indonesian plant.