Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces, and markets a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based, and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The company’s Specialty Minerals segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and the processed mineral product quicklime (lime), and mines, processes, and sells other natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment’s products are primarily used in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s Refractories segment produces and markets monolithic and shaped refractory materials and specialty products, services, and application equipment primarily used by the steel, nonferrous metal, and glass industries.
By developing and introducing technologically advanced, new products, Minerals Technologies has been able to anticipate and satisfy changing customer requirements, and to create market opportunities through new product development and product application innovations.
Minerals Technologies implemented Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on Oracle Managed Cloud Services because it wanted to focus on how it leveraged the application suite to improve its business processes, rather than focus on managing hardware, security, and system performance.
“Oracle is a true partner and is the best in the business. With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Oracle Managed Cloud Services, we have insight into every aspect of our business and can truly focus on leveraging the value of the technology across our global processes, instead of managing the technology itself.”
Minerals Technologies first implemented Oracle E-Business Suite in 2003 in the United States. From 2005 to 2008, it rolled the application suite out to its other geographies.
In 2012, Minerals Technologies upgraded to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, completing the nine-month project on time. During the migration cycle, the Oracle team worked around the clock to support multiple trial migrations and subsequent troubleshooting. The team also migrated a number of localizations to support Minerals Technologies’ multinational business.