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Meet Alex, Senior Design Engineer at our Steel Fabrication Plant in Tomago. Alex has been an engineer for over 21 years and migrated to Australia from Iran 7 years ago, joining the CR team in 2011.
Alex says ‘being an engineer and designing new equipment is a way to satisfy myself being creative, I have always loved to create things since I was a child and nothing is better than doing the thing you like most in a job.’
The below footage is Alex trialling a new CR product. ‘To me as a PD&E team member, it is an excellent opportunity to try the product in a real-life situation and personally see how easy the fitment process is.’

June 21st, 2017|


We recently completed a Dragline Bucket for Bengalla Mine which included a custom paint job to support their involvement with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, in the Hunter Valley. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service provides support to over 1500 jobs each year, and your donation helps support the local community with a free service. Donate today to help your community.

June 13th, 2017|

Increase Your Payload by 6% and Reduce Your Dig Energy by 5%

Increase your payload by 6% and reduce your dig energy by 5%. See how one of our Coal customers achieved consistent production improvements.






Case study here.

June 8th, 2017|


As we launch our new Diversity Policy and celebrate World Diversity Day, CR’s vision is for our workplace to reflect the gender, age and cultural diversity of each of the working communities within which we operate. We will develop initiatives to ensure our workforce profile moves closer to reflecting the diversity of our working communities by 2020.

May 23rd, 2017|

CQMS Razer™ TURNS 38

We would like to commemorate the 38 years that CQMS Razer™ (CR) has been around, from the very beginning in 1979 with Domite/Laminite® through to 2017, launching a new logo and reinforcing our ‘Productivity Technology’ message. We are appreciative of everyone’s hard work and support towards getting CR to where it is today.

CR has achieved a great deal, leading the industry with innovative product technologies that improve mining productivity, asset availability, and safety around the globe, and we have been doing so for nearly four decades. Something that we are very proud of.

May 4th, 2017|


CR and Melco Engineering played host to BBQ on Thursday 20th April, to celebrate the purchase of BMA’s 100th dragline bucket, and together, along with BMA and SunCity Signs donated $6500 to the local SES Mackay Branch, to help go towards the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie.

The 100th dragline bucket joining BMA’s fleet is a tremendous milestone for two leading organisations and a milestone for the local economy in the Mackay region. CR has been working closely with BMA for many years. The partnership started in 1998, just before the first dragline bucket launch, the EarthEater. In 2007 CR launched their innovative HurricaneTM bucket closely with BMA.

The 100th bucket, a UDD HurricaneTM is designed especially for BMA’s unique UDD draglines in QLD, that run in the Universal Dig-Dump configuration, which reduces rigging mass and allows for more payload on their machines and increased consistency.

The HurricaneTM dragline bucket concept is the world’s leading combination of productivity and lowest cost of ownership, delivering upwards of 12% productivity gains compared to the ‘Traditional’ style buckets.
CR and Melco have collaborated together since 2008 on 30 of BMA’s dragline bucket fleet and have successfully worked together to build many buckets for leading dragline operations around the country. They are proud to celebrate this milestone to say Thank You for the partnerships, and the support shown within the local Mining Community. Attendees will include representatives from BMA, CR, Melco, SunCity Signs, and an SES Mackay Representative.

To read further about this event, you can read The Daily Mercury article here;

April 26th, 2017|


Today we are launching the next chapter in the CQMS Razer brand. Our new logo demonstrates CR as a strong, leading organisation that drives productivity and innovation. It is a bold, progressive new look, while also retaining a connection to our heritage.

Our ‘Productivity Technology’ solution systems deliver superior performance, innovation, and production outcomes. ‘Productivity Technology’ is what drives our business to innovate and deliver productivity advantages to our customers around the world.

Our global business will continue to support our customers with the same leading edge product systems, supply chain excellence, and technical expertise, all with our exciting new look.


April 5th, 2017|


CQMS Razer (CR) is a global IP, engineering, software and manufacturing company delivering innovative, high productivity systems to large surface mining equipment. CR’s customers in the global mining industry rely on our product because it delivers desired results on all their major aims for the Mine Site of the Future – safety always, the best operator efficiency, the best cycle times, the best payload, the lowest maintenance and repairs and load haul optimisation. CR’s pioneering products include cast lips, dragline buckets, ground engaging tools wear materials and load haul optimisation monitoring systems.
Consistent with our Vision to be a global supplier of Mining Productivity Technology to the world’s best mining companies we are searching for a Business Development Manager for the Americas region. This position will be responsible for supporting the existing Sales and Dealer Management team to ensure success of the significant new demand for our products and technology in the region.
This role will be tasked with effectively communicating our proven solutions with mining decision makers in the Americas. Specifically, this means identifying mining company decision makers, building collaborative relationships with those executives, and gaining commitment for the world’s best mining companies to convert to our Mining Productivity Technology Solutions.
The key elements and requirements of this role are:
– Proven business development capability and sales skills
– Demonstrable ability to build strong and enduring relationships with senior mining representatives both at Sites and at Head Offices
– Experience with presenting, persuading and listening to our key customers
– The ability to prepare complex proposals and conduct detailed commercial negotiations
– The willingness and ability to discover new contacts, cold call, set meetings and build trust with new customers and mining personnel
– The ability to represent CR in a highly professional […]

April 3rd, 2017|


The Hunter Safety Awards were held in Newcastle on March 17, and we are proud to say that our Tomago Operations Facility was nominated for ‘The Most Improved Safety Idea to make the Workplace Safer’ award.

Our nomination was due to the success of our Tomago site implementation of a traffic management plan. A project team was formed to plan and execute this alteration to the flow of the traffic amongst the site. This project consisted of a cross-functional team including the Branch Operations Manager, Customer Service Manager, Warehouse, and Manufacturing teams all working together collaboratively to implement a safer working environment.

The biggest challenge for this project was to redirect walkways, the workability for all staff, to make the traffic plan both safe and practical. There were many areas to be considered; the loading zone, the walkway around the entire plant and the yard area. These areas affect both external freight companies, forklift operations, visitors and all Tomago staff.

Being nominated for this award just proves our commitment to the Company Values; Safety, Collaboration, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Excellence. Our Values underpin our strong Safety Culture, and the support we hold for one another.

March 20th, 2017|


Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. We would like to celebrate the contribution the 14.4% of Women play in their differing roles at CR every day.

As we acknowledge the CR Strategy and the diversity that makes up our organisation, we would like to share an example of a woman who reflects our values and showcases high calibre of talent and works in a high-performance team.

Please meet Katie Edser, who is our Technical Graphic Designer, and manages the technical documentation for Engineering, and also creates our Marketing collateral. Katie works in Murarrie and gets the opportunity to test, and trial some of our innovations before they go to market. This short video showcases the ease of gender equality on our products, which helps us deliver productivity benefits to our customers.

As recognised on the International Women’s Day website, “Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold, pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”

March 8th, 2017|