Alcoa is the world's leader in aluminum smelting capacity, and the world's second largest producer of aluminum. Alcoa leads the world in alumina production and capacity.
The company has
129,000 employees in 43 countries. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers.
Argyle Diamonds is the world's largest supplier of diamonds, producing approximately 30 million carats each year from its operations in the East Kimberley region, in the remote north of Western Australia.
The company's production accounts for approximately one-quarter of the world's natural diamond production. Argyle employs approximately 800 employees with the majority working at the mine site.
BHP Billiton is the World's Largest Diversified Resources Company. Formed from a merger between BHP and Billiton, the company has some 38,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries.
BHP Billiton owns and operates low cost resource development projects in a variety of commodoties including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and have substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds.
Barrick is a leading international gold mining company, with a portfolio of 27 operating mines and seven advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents, and a large land position on the world's best exploration belts.
The Company holds a pre-eminent position within the gold mining industry. The Company also has the largest reserves in the industry, with pro forma gold mineral reserves of 139 million ounces as at December 31, 2005. For 2006, the Company is targeting gold production of 8.6 million ounces and copper production of approximately 370 million pounds. Total cash costs are expected to be about $285 per ounce of gold and about $0.80 per pound of copper.
Newcrest's stated strategy of developing large, long life mines or smaller high margin mines, which are low on the cost curve, has shaped the operating mine portfolio.
Newcrest currently has five operating mines – four located in Australia and one in Indonesia. All mines are based on the conversion of exploration successes into efficient and cost effective mines. The company has a demonstrated track record of developing and commissioning high quality large scale mines (Cadia Hill, Ridgeway & Telfer) and small scale gold mines to capitalise on high grade deposits (Gosowong, Toguraci & Cracow).
Oxiana owns and operates the Sepon gold and copper mines in Laos, the Golden Grove base and precious metals operation in Western Australia and is currently constructing the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia.
Oxiana is also actively exploring in Laos, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Australia, with a strategy to expand our resource base in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
Pilbara Iron, a member of the Rio Tinto Group, is a world-class asset manager that operates and maintains mining, rail and export facilities in the north-west of Western Australia on behalf of asset owners, Hamersley Iron (100% Rio Tinto) and Robe River Iron (53% Rio Tinto) Associates.
Established in 2004, the company facilitates closer co-operation between Hamersley and Robe - two independent Rio Tinto Group iron ore operations with long histories of successful mining in the Pilbara.
BankWest is a full service bank based in Perth, Western Australia. It is active in all market segments, and its lending is diversified between the business, rural, housing and personal markets, including the full range of deposit products.
In its home State, BankWest is a market leader with about one quarter of all bank advances and deposits. Nearly 660,000 customers are served through an extensive network of branches, agencies and electronic banking facilities, as well as 24-hour telephone and internet banking services.
The Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's leading financial institutions with businesses in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom.
We are positioned for future growth, and aim to provide accessible banking and financial services for all Australians; fair, safe, challenging and rewarding employment for staff and to reward all shareholders through dividends and capital growth.
Esanda is one of Australia's largest asset-based finance companies. Our total assets are in excess of $10 billion and we've been looking after Australians for half a century. As Australia's leading provider of vehicle and equipment finance solutions and fixed interest investments, Esanda is constantly looking at our customers' needs to find innovative finance solutions.
And, as a wholly owned subsidiary of ANZ, you can be assured that we'll deliver the best possible products and services for both business and consumers.