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Operations
Boliden – A world-class metals company
Operations
Boliden – A world-class metals company
Operations
Boliden – A world-class metals company
Operations
Boliden – A world-class metals company
Operations
Boliden – A world-class metals company

Metals for modern life

Boliden is a high-tech metal company with its own mines and smelters that work over the long term to guarantee society's supply of base metals and precious metals through the mining of ore (minerals) and the production and delivery of high quality metals to industry.

Our high productivity is based on experience, innovation and advanced technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Today, around 5,500 people work at Boliden, which has operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland. 

Metals are needed in all sectors and without them, modern society would cease functioning.

Exploration

We search for new mineral deposits through exploration, both in the vicinity of our existing mines and in new areas. In this way, we contribute to secure the future of our business and take long-term responsibility for the supply of metals of the highest quality to society. We focus on mineral deposits containing zinc, copper, lead, nickel, gold, palladium, platinum and silver. Read more

Mines

We extract ore from open pits and underground mines. Thanks to modern technological developments, mining methods and our expertise in mining design, our production is of the highest class from drilling and blasting to loading and crushing. We separate minerals from crushed ore in our concentrators. The end products are various mineral concentrates that are shipped to smelters for further processing. Exhausted parts of the mine are refilled, and sand from the concentrators is collected in taillingdams. Read more

Smelters

In our smelters we refine mineral concentrates from our own and other mines into pure metals. Thanks to our technical expertise and flexible processes, we can extract metals from complex raw materials and produce metals of very high quality. We are also the market leader in electronics recycling and lead recovery from car batteries. This operation is governed by stringent environmental conditions in the same way as our mines and it is monitored both by ourselves and supervisory authorities. Read more

Products

Our products are mainly zinc and lead ingots, copper cathodes, gold bars and silver granules, but also other products such as sulphuric acid and iron sand. The major part of our metals is transported by rail or sea to industrial customers throughout Europe. Two important end users are the construction and automotive industries. Read more

90 years of knowledge and innovation

Just over 90 years have passed since that chilly December day when the gold deposit – which came to be Boliden's foundation  – was discovered in Fågelmyran, outside of Skellefteå.

Vision, values and strategy

Enthusiasm, responsibility and commitment characterize our operations at every level. Our overall goal is to create profitability and growth in a responsible manner with consideration for people, the environment and society. We contribute to sustainable metal production and a reliable supply of metals for society through our strategy of owning our own mines and smelters. 

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Boliden's governance

We are a public limited company with shares and securities listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm. Our internal policies, guidelines, procedures and codes of conduct together with external regulations make sure the company is run based on the best interests of the shareholders.

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Our history

In December 1924, gold fever breaks out around 30 km north west of Skellefteå. The first ore deposit is discovered in Fågelmyran, laying the foundations for what today is the Boliden Group. Two years later, the first ore is mined and a flourishing community soon grows up in Boliden.  

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Contact

Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90