• Our History
  • Our History
     

Our history

 

In 2014, the decision was made to bring together a number of BHP Billiton’s high quality, well-maintained assets and a team of great people to form a new resources company; one diversified by commodity, customer and geography. In May 2015, following a successful shareholder vote, South32 was founded. 

The roots of South32 are in the Southern Hemisphere, with a head office in Perth, regional hubs in Perth and Johannesburg, and marketing office in Singapore. Our operations span the globe, with assets in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

Through our operations we have been working in Africa and Australia for approximately 80 years and in South America since 1981.