Orionstone adopts Dingo's Asset Wellness™ Program

Release date: 7/1/2013

Orionstone adopts Dingo's Asset Wellness™ Program

Dingo has announced a new agreement with Orionstone, the largest privately owned heavy earthmoving equipment supplier in Australia.  Following a successful pilot program lasting six months, Orionstone will now implement Dingo's Asset Wellness™ program in three phases, potentially scaling to their entire fleet of over 300 assets, in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Northern Territory.


The program will reduce maintenance costs and downtime by providing expert software, machine health analysis and diagnostic advice direct to Orionstone's maintenance coordinators throughout Australia.

This agreement is the first in an emerging new market for Dingo, namely the large and diverse equipment rental business.  Orionstone is a market leader, and a previous winner of the prestigious BRW Fast 100 Award in Australia.  The company provides highly reliable, whole of life equipment packages to customers along with tailored maintenance solutions.

Each rental agreement for Orionstone customers includes a dedicated Maintenance support team with qualified tradespeople to commission and maintain equipment on site.  Dingo's program integrates seamlessly with this approach, by providing a common, central advisory service to these teams, regardless of the type or location of a particular machine.

"By using expertise and information usually only available to global mining companies, Orionstone is gaining a competitive advantage in the fiercely contested equipment rental market," siad Paul Higgins, Dingo Chief Executive Officer.  "We welcome our new partnership with this progressive Australian success story."

The program will also provide value to Orionstone as many of its machines are maintained by the company that is renting them.  Dingo will monitor services and oil changes to help customers stay in compliance and machines in top condition.  Orionstone has a commitment to providing a modern fleet to its customers, which involves constantly upgrading older machines.  Asset Wellness™ data will enable Orionstone to obtain the maximum resale value for older machines.

About Orionstone

Orionstone is the emerging leader in the rental of heavy earthmoving equipment to major Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and Mining Industries across Australia.  Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Mackay, Queensland, Orionstone's key Customers include major mine owners as well as leading Infrastructure contractors primarily involved in open-cut and surface mining operations as well as civil construction.