Orica Ltd. manufactures and distributes commercial explosives, blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets. It operates through the following business segments: Australia, Pacific and Indonesia, North America, Latin America and Europe, Africa and Asia, Minova and Global Support. The Australia, Pacific and Indonesia, North America, Latin America and Europe, Africa and Asia segment manufacture and supply of commercial explosives and blasting systems including technical services and solutions to the mining and infrastructure markets, and supply of mining chemicals including sodium cyanide for gold extraction. The Minova segment manufacture, supply of specialty bolts, accessories & chemicals for stabilization, ventilation systems in underground mining and civil tunnelling works. The Global Support segment corporate and support costs, which cannot otherwise be allocated to other segments on a reasonable basis, operation of the Botany Groundwater Treatment Plant and non-operating assets. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.