We mine around 350 ktonnes of zinc in concentrates from our mines in Tara, Garpenberg and the Boliden area every year. The majority of this goes to our zinc smelting plants in Kokkola and Odda, where we produce around 500 ktonnes of zinc every year. They also handle recycled zinc.
A large part of our zinc is sold to European sheet metal producers. Most end-users are in the construction and automotive industries. Our zinc meets the industry’s highest quality standards, which means it can also be used for making batteries. Today, we are the world’s sixth largest zinc producer. To meet demand, we focus on developing alloys that reinforce the end product’s qualities.