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Codelco – División Gabriela Mistral

Client Profile

Gabriela Mistral, a division of Codelco, the largest copper producing company in the world, is the first mining company across the globe to produce 100% traceable copper cathodes and operate extraction trucks autonomously. It owns the world's largest known copper reserves and resources and is the engine of Chile's economy. Located in the Antofagasta region, Sierra Gorda commune, 120 kilometers southwest of Calama and 2,660 meters above sea level, the Gabriela Mistral deposit has a lifespan of 15 years with 620 million tons of oxidized material and an average grade of 0.41% copper.

Resource Production and Conservation Opportunities
Improvement in the production processes and organizational development as well as the implementation of Lean leadership and cultural change.

KAIZEN™ success mining


Implementation of a KAIZEN™ Culture through Methodology Trainings such as Value Stream Mapping, Daily KAIZEN™, Leaders KAIZEN™ and KATA Coaching in close cooperation with Managers, Directors and Professionals.


Our Approach

Audit of the implemented KAIZEN™ Events and continuous coaching and mentoring of leaders and their employees.


Key Results

  • Cultural change
  • Improvement in production processes
  • Reduction in maintenance Lead Times
  • Cost reduction
  • Increase of production capacity
  • Improved mindset
  • Implementation and maintenance of standards
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