Who does what in Boliden?

Have you ever wondered what a miner or a smelter operator actually does? This section contains a selection of some of Boliden’s unique trades and professions, together with an overview of their position within our value chain. The descriptions and qualification requirements are general, and variations may occur within Boliden’s different units.

This is the Boliden Group's value chain. The important thing to remember is that no matter where you are within the organisation, or geographically, you always have a place within the value chain.

The Boliden value chain begins with exploration activities and ends with metal sales to the Group's external customers. Each link in the main chain also has its own set of stages, with specific activities and processes. Employees in every area rely on the quality of other colleagues' work, which means we are all customers and suppliers, all at the same time.

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Boliden Valuechain


"Boliden is like a candyshop for a creative engineer; there's a lot of interesting tasks to choose between, and if you're a creative person you can get the opportunity to work with them"

Anton Lundkvist
Environmental Engineer at Boliden area


An entirely new and energy-efficiently revolutionary flash smelting method for copper concentrates was developed in Harjavalta and introduced in 1949. The flash smelting method has been under continuous development during the years, and is today the most widely used smelting method of copper concentrates in the world.

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