Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group in Australia earned a five-year contract to provide mining tire management and maintenance services for Roy Hill, an open-pit iron ore mine with one of the largest fleets in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Technicians began mobilizing in early April, bringing nearly 30 Kal Tire team members to the site to deliver the highest standards of safety and operational performance, the supplier said.

“We’re excited about re-establishing a collaborative partnership with Roy Hill,” said Miles Rigney, managing director. “We have a lot of enthusiasm about the opportunity to work together to support that growth and make an impact with next-level technology, innovation and tire-life solutions.”

At Roy Hill, Kal Tire will be using TOMS, its proactive tire maintenance planning system that helps customers achieve goals for fleet use, tire life and safety. Kal Tire will also bring several exclusive tire management tools, developed at its Innovation Centre in Canada to improve safety and efficiency.

Roy Hill will also benefit from Kal Tire Australia’s repairs and Ultra Repair, the technology that sends tires with large injuries that would otherwise be scrapped, back into production, improving fleet use and giving tires a second life, Kal Tire said.

Kal Tire previously provided service to the site from 2014 to 2019. Roy Hill currently produces 62 million mt per year of iron ore, and hopes to grow production capacity in the next few years.

Kal Tire Australia provides services and products to more than 20 mine sites across the country.