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Mining Capabilities

Why AFL?

Our capabilities in the Mining industry are built on many years of experience in understanding the requirements of key mining projects across all services and headquarters operations.
Innovative product development is the core of our business. We constantly seek to improve and enhance our product range and continually search for methods to provide better solutions.

We operate our own high tech manufacturing facility in Melbourne. This means we can respond quickly to
customer needs and keep lead times to a minimum. More than two decades of experience and peerless technical knowledge means we get the job done right – on time, the first time.

About AFL

AFL designs, manufactures and integrates fibre optic and copper communication solutions. Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable services that help our customers improve their critical fibre optic and communication infrastructures. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
In Australia and New Zealand, we have our head office in Melbourne and have two manufacturing facilities including fibre optic cable production, fibre optic patchcord assembly and mechanical production. With additional offices and warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Auckland, we have more than 160 people servicing our customer’s needs.

A History of Our Mining Projects

Mt Isa Mines

Underground and above-ground communication and automation utilised AFL’s industrial plug and play
connector solution.

Cook Colliery

Utilised aerial cable to support communication and automation system.

Wiggin’s Island Coal Export Terminal

Rodent-proof enclosures, cable and patchcords, were all pre-labelled and assembled to support all communication, security and automation systems.

Abbot Point

Enclosures and specialty patchcords were pre-labelled in various colours to support all communication, security and automation systems.

Rio Tinto / Argyle Diamond Mine

Underground communication and automation utilised AFL’s industrial plug and play connector solution.

Oyu Tolgoi / Mongolia

Automation and communication systems utilised an OPGW solution with rodent-proof enclosures for surface applications and an industrial plug and play solution underground.

Roy Hill

Rodent-proof enclosures and cable management products used to support the rail communications, while port and processing communication facilities utilise both rodent proof and din mount range enclosures.

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