Industries

Mining and metals

Proudfoot can help you take $295M out of the cost base in your gold mining business, in less than two years, by changing the way work gets managed and done.

Reducing operating costs, increasing safety and realizing greater profits

Our clients in Mining and Metals have realized over US $2 billion in benefits through our most recent assignments. We achieve an ROI of between 4 and 12 times the cost of our programs. Often within the first year. We have completed thousands of successful transformation projects over the last 72 years. Our engagements are often cost/benefit neutral before completion.

We work with mining and metal companies, across their asset lifecycle to deliver:

  • Accelerated operational ramp-ups to ensure on time, on cost project completion and time-to-production
  • Lean construction programs that safely accelerate shaft sinking and decline development and facilities construction
  • Logistics programs designed to move people and things safely, quickly and efficiently
  • Safe operations to reduce operational conflicts across the silos to ensure “best for project” decisions are implemented, while moving the complexity out of your daily operations and into planning cycle
  • Employee and community engagement to support your license to operate and improve the capability of local management and employees

Proudfoot has been delivering hard results for decades. We know what we are talking about. We use our technical know-how and work with your people. We spend time focusing on your company culture (employee engagement and management capability development) as well as your operating models.

It’s from this approach that our clients accelerate change to achieve dramatic, measurable and sustainable operational outcomes. We help you change the way work gets done to provide results you can take to the bank.

What if you could...

  • Move 22% more and crush 18% more Ktons while reducing costs and improving recovery 1.22%, resulting in the extraction of over 32,500 additional gold ounces yearly?
  • Exceed your 5-year plan to reach US$1 billion benefits by 2020 by increasing throughput and recovery while improving your people’s productivity to reduce costs?
  • Improve heavy equipment maintenance cycle time while enhancing your local customer-supplier relationship and ensuring cash flows are improved. And get two companies to work to the benefit of both?
  • Drastically reduce your dependence on subcontractors and lower costs, while simultaneously increasing furnace availability?

...with Proudfoot you can!

Our clients

Featured results

“I am pleasantly surprised by the way the people of Proudfoot and our team have been integrated in such a short time, focusing on solving the problems that have the greatest impact on our operation, in addition to training our people in their methodology, so that we apply it on our own areas” – Executive Director

Case studies

Open Pit Gold Mine: The CEO’s concern with his open-pit gold mining operation in Peru was the decline in metal prices and an increase in cost per ton. Additionally, as the productive life of the mine was coming to an end, establishing an organizational structure that was in line with the current reality to maintain a cost-effective operation was paramount to success.

Customer/Supplier Partnership: Leaders at a major gold mine and regional OEM dealership faced ongoing challenges with component rebuild cycle time and maintenance costs. Seeking to preserve their history of two-way support in a remote developing community, executives in both groups decided on a joint effort to address this high-profile customer-supplier issue.

Areas of impact

  • Operational Excellence
  • Safe Operations
  • Project Construction
  • De-Risking Ramp Up
  • Cut-Off Grade Reduction
  • Contractor Partnering and Performance
  • Total Organizational Effectiveness
  • Culture Transformation
  • Logistics and Transportation Excellence
  • Employee Engagement and Alignment
  • Community Engagement
  • Asset Management

Services we Provide

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