Orica Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of commercial explosives and blasting systems. It operates through the following business segments: Australia, Pacific and Indonesia; North America; Latin America; Europe, Africa and Asia; Minova, and Global Support. The Australia, Pacific and Indonesia; North America; Latin America; Europe, Africa and Asia segment involves in the supply of mining chemicals including sodium cyanide for gold extraction. The Minova segment includes manufacture and supply of specialty bolts, accessories and chemicals for stabilization and ventilation systems in underground mining and civil tunneling works. The Global Support segment offers corporate and support costs which cannot be allocated to other segments and also operates Botany Groundwater Treatment Plant and non-operating assets. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.