Boliden AB is a Swedish mining and smelting company focusing on production of copperzincleadgold and silver. Following a series of acquisitions during the s and s the company acquired mining and smelting assets of the Finnish mining and smelting company Outokumpu in Outokumpu acquired the subsidiary Boliden Contech and Boliden's copper and zinc divisions. As a consequence of the deal, Outokumpu ended up controlling 49 percent of the Boliden shares.
The company has approximately 4, employees. It was once Europe's largest and richest gold mine, but since the mine has been defunct.
Business Area Mines conducts exploration, mining and milling operations in Sweden and Ireland. Its main products are zinc and copper concentrate, with some lead, gold and silver content. The goods produced are sold both to the Group's own smelters and to external customers.
Boliden owns and operates Europe's biggest zinc mine at Tara in Ireland. Tara became part of Boliden in earlybut production began there insince when over 60 million tonnes of ore have been mined.
Boliden also owns Garpenberg, which is Sweden's oldest mine still in operation. Mining at Garpenberg began back in the 13th century. Boliden also owns and operates the Aitik open pit mine, which is one of Europe's biggest copper mines.
Metal grades at Aitik are low, but this is compensated for by high productivity levels and efficient milling processes that also exploit the ore's gold and silver content. An expansion project that will double Aitik's ore production to 36 million tonnes per annum by began in and will be completed in Business Area Smelters refines both metal concentrate and secondary materials to produce base and precious metals at smelters in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
The main metals are zinc and copper but the production of lead, gold and silver also makes a substantial contribution to the Business Area's revenues. Other products include sulphuric acid and aluminium fluoride. Boliden owns and operates two zinc and two copper smelters and one lead smelter. The Kokkola zinc smelter in Finland is the second largest in Europe and the fifth largest in the world, and mainly produces an alloy used in the galvanising of thin sheet metal.
The Odda zinc smelter, which produces zinc for the steel industry and aluminium fluoride for Norway's aluminium industry, is located on the west coast of Norway.For more than 90 years, Boliden has been exploring, extracting and processing base metals and precious metals.
Our production is based on experience, innovation and modern technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Taking responsibility for the effects of our operations is a given.
Our goal is to use resources as efficiently as possible and limit environmental impact at every level. We achieve this by investing in modern technology and developing stable, eco-friendly methods for the entire work process. Boliden Group Klarabergsviadukten 90 P. Climate smart transports enable a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
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Q3 Interim Report Other news. New member of the Nomination Committee. Q4 Interim Report. Capital Market Days. Q1 Interim Report. Metals for modern life For more than 90 years, Boliden has been exploring, extracting and processing base metals and precious metals. Read more about our operations. Products Modern society is built on metals for everything from electric vehicle motors and mobile telephones to major structures.
Boliden mines and processes both base metals and precious metals. Our principal products are zinc, copper, lead, nickel, gold and silver. Read more. Zn Zinc. Cu Copper. Pb Lead. Ni Nickel. Au Gold. Ag Silver.I think it is the best way to discover this beautiful country. I will come back on Summer. Nicola, United Kingdom Northern Lights Over Abisko, February 2016 We enjoyed all of the elements of our tour but in particular the safari by snowmobile tour which started at Nikkaluokta was fantastic and this was our highlight.
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A most enjoyable trip. Helena, United Kingdom Icelandic Winter Highlights, February 2015 We enjoyed the holiday so much that we want to return to Iceland to see more of the wonderful country.
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Douglas Howes, United Kingdom Iceland Full Circle, February 2015 Hotels and guest houses an interesting mixture of styles. Ross, United States Northern Lights City Break, February 2015 Our hotels and meals were excellent in each instance. Jimmy, Switzerland Aurora Extravaganza, February 2015 Tour leaders are very experienced and gave us as much to enjoy as they possibly could. Megan, Germany Iceland Winter World, January 2015 I booked everything through Gudrun at Nordic Visitor for Iceland and it was super easy, they were really flexible with me and even when the weather and my schedule changed, it was never an issue.
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Thank you to the staff at Nordic Visitor. I hope I come back. Chris, Kenya Iceland Full Circle - Winter, October 2014 All highly satisfactory and would not hesitate to recommend Iceland and Nordic Visitor to others. Danish, United Kingdom Iceland Full Circle - Winter, October 2014 My brother had used Nordic Visitor the previous year to visit Iceland and he was all praises so we decided to do the same and we were not disappointed.
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Elizabeth, United States Iceland Full Circle, September 2014 Thank you so much for a wonderful honeymoon. Judy, Australia Iceland Full Circle, September 2014 I would like to say it was a marvellous trip and Irja did a wonderful job and went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed it. Thomas, United States Iceland Complete, August 2014 Iceland is amazing.
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This could be a big opportunity for niche brandsand a threat to the mass-market brands that had won big in previous years by using scale and ubiquitous availability, supported by the trust gained by heavy advertising. Our latest research certainly shows a decrease in consumption in categories deemed less healthy and a willingness to spend significantly more on health and more environmentally conscious categories.
It also shows consumers are more likely to spend more to indulge themselves and more likely to try new technology. While their consumption choices have become more individualistic, though, it is important to note that family values continue to be at the top of their priorities (Exhibit 3).
One area our predictions missed, however, was by anticipating that consumers, as they became more individualistic in their choices, might focus less on basic product reliability and safety. Perhaps in part because of a number of more recent food scandals, however, consumers seemed more concerned with these issues in 2015 than they were before. When our team first started researching Chinese consumers, nearly ten years ago, many of us were surprised by their fickle attitude toward brands.
Fewer than half of consumers tended to stick with their favorite brands, compared, for example, with almost three quarters of US consumers. As we debated this tendency while making our predictions, we wondered if, in the clash between pragmatism and individualism, brand loyalty would stay low, increase, or even decline.
Ultimately, we decided it would increase as the emotional benefits of brands became more important to consumers and as increased choice and availability of branded products (online and off) would allow consumers to optimize for price and convenience without changing choices too often.
Our recent research confirmed the changes we anticipated. Consumers are now significantly less likely to buy a brand that is not already among their favorites, continuing the upward trend we observed in 2011 (Exhibit 4).
The modern shopper Our 2011 predictions were bullish on e-commerce, predicting that Chinese consumers would adapt their channel choices even faster than has occurred in developed markets. We estimated that by 2020, online consumer-electronics purchases would jump to 40 percent, from about 10 percent. More mainstream categories would rise to 15 percent, and some categories, such as groceries (now below 1 percent), could reach about 10 percent. These changes are occurring even as the enduring pragmatism and diligence of the Chinese consumer continue to be in place.
Our latest research shows that consumers of all age groups are much more likely to collect information online, even on fast-moving consumer goods, than they were just three years ago. In 2015, online food and beverages sales (excluding fresh) reached 7. The online share of consumer-electronic purchases, meanwhile, has reached a whopping 39 percent in 2015, and it now looks possible that by 2020 it will be about 50 percent of overall sales.
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