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About Bis

Since 1915, we’ve built a reputation as a leader in efficiently moving large volumes of raw materials and commodities through the full mining value chain, by applying patented solutions, advanced technology and deep industry experience.

How we deliver

Our people find the best solutions to drive productivity improvements in our customers supply chains.

We have grown our business alongside our customers, focusing on proprietary technology to handle, haul and process commodities and raw materials more productively, more efficiently and reassuringly safer. Innovation and problem solving are in our DNA.

That’s how we help our customers to Deliver Every Day.

Awards

  • AFR Most Innovative Companies

    2020 Shortlist, 2019 Finalist

  • Queensland Mining Awards

    2020 Winner Best Product Launch

  • Future of Mining Australia

    2019 Innovation Winner

  • Australian Mining Prospect Awards

    2019 Innovative Mining Solution Finalist

How we do business

We are a privately owned company, guided by our Board and majority equity owners, Carlyle and Varde Partners.

We understand our ability to provide innovative, productive and safe solutions for our customers is only truly valuable if it also responsibly contributes towards the longevity of our customers’ operations, our business and the sustainable future of the communities and environments in which operate.

We believe we do business thoughtfully and humbly, and we aim to partner with like-minded companies, whether that be across our customer base or along our procurement chains. 

Living out our values and demonstrating fairness, openness and integrity in everything we do, is simply the way we choose to do business.

Our History

1915

Brambles won its first resource logistics contract

Engaged by BHP to provide the haulage of raw materials, slag handling and the hire of heavy haulage, earthmoving equipment, cranes and other heavy plant for construction, mining, road building and quarrying.

1959

Brambles establishes a presence in Whyalla

Early contracts included the transportation of infrastructure and materials for the new steelworks as well as the construction of commercial jetties, pipelines and roads.

1997

Established the market for underground equipment leasing

By purchasing Shell Coal’s longwall relocation equipment we were able to accomplish a bold strategic priority to expand into specialised underground equipment hire to offer our resources customers.

2005

Dual Powered Road Train (DPRT) technology deployed

A significant innovation initially designed to provide an alternative haulage solution to Burton coal mine, it soon revolutionised the Australian industry.

2007

Acquired Allied Plant Services’ underground equipment business

Since entering the underground services and equipment market in the late nineties, expansion of the underground line of business gathered speed with this key acquisition.

2008

First iron ore contract secured

Broadening Bis’ commodity exposure, the entry into iron ore signalled the next phase of growth and expansion.

2010

Acquisition of haulage company Gulf Group

Expansion of the company’s off road and haul capability ramped up, cementing its position in this segment of the resources logistics market.

2013

Establishment of Indonesian business, PT Bis Industries

Bis began looking beyond the horizon to new opportunities in Indonesia and established a presence there. A year later, the first Indonesian contract secured to provide handling, hauling and logistics solutions at a major mining operation in Tabang in East Kalimantan.

2014

Acquisition of Powertrans, the key suppliers of DPRT’s

Bringing the DPRT technology ‘in house’ by acquiring Powertrans ratcheted the company’s supply chain ability to expand not only on the innovation itself but also its components.

2017

Bis rebrands to reflect new focus

Bis Industries rebrands to simply ‘Bis’ to better reflect the broadened scope of the business and convey its strong focus on customers.

2018

Launch of game-changing mining truck, Rexx

Bis leverages its unique position as both a leading mine haulage operator and as a proven Original Equipment Manufacturer, through its subsidiary Powertrans, to design and build the revolutionary haul truck Rexx.

2018

Acquisition of leading underground services business, UGM

Bis continues its expansion of the underground business through the acquisition of leading mining services company in the Australian underground coal mining sector, UGM.

2019

Acquisition of a specialist provider of underground equipment maintenance services, Jaxam

Following on quickly from the acquisition of UGM, Jaxam adds further bench strength to the Underground line of business, and brought with it speciality industry knowledge of man transporters.

2019

Launch of cutting edge underground grader, Razor

Bis continues to innovate with the launch of propriety designed & built, Razor – a safer, more productive and agile grader for the underground coal sector – the first underground grader designed in Australia for 20 years.

2019

Bis recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative companies by the Australian Financial Review

Cementing its profile as an industry innovator, Bis secured a top position on the 2019 Most Innovative Companies list, in the category of Agriculture, Mining and Utilities, out of more than 800 nominated companies.

2020

Established ground breaking automation JV - Auto-mate - with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)

A world-first joint venture to deliver the next generation of mine site automation to the global resources sector. Interoperable, scalable and agnostic to underlying asset brand, Auto-mate provides automation solutions for large and small mining operations.

And beyond

Our future is bright

Our future will be shaped by the new technology, innovations, equipment and services that we are delivering for our customers every day.

What we value

Our values underpin everything we do and define what is important to us. Working with shared values enables our people to deliver amazing things together.

  • Zero Harm

  • Unity

  • Passion

  • Excellence

  • Relationships

 

 

Our values

Our people

We have a 1,600 strong team working across 50 operations throughout Australia and Indonesia. Put simply, our team is our most valuable asset and the reason why our customers trust us to deliver, year after year.

Our employees make it their mission to understand our customers’ needs, challenge the status quo and approach every project innovatively and with a unique passion. Together, we believe in better.

Our leaders

Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

We aspire to create value, responsibly.  We believe it’s possible to serve our customers and to innovate every day, whilst lifting safety, productivity outputs and cost efficiencies, sustainably.

To us this means lessening the environmental impacts of our operations, developing and supporting our people and positively contributing to our surrounding communities, whilst delivering stable returns to our shareholders.

Environmental Social Governance