Aluminium is a metal made from a two-step process.

  1. Mining bauxite-an aluminium ore- and crushing and refining the ore into a white alumina powder.
  2. Smelting the white alumina powder into aluminium metal.

Aluminium is lightweight, resistant to corrosion and can be easily recycled making it useful in things like construction, packaging, power generation and machinery and consumer products like tin cans, coffee pods, screw caps, aerosol cans and tubes of cream…just to name a few.  

It is also a great alternative to steel and is used in cars to make the vehicle lighter and more fuel-efficient.

We operate in all the stages of aluminium production and are one of the world’s largest producers of the widely used metal, with operations in South America, Australia and South Africa.

We mine and crush bauxite at our Worsely Alumina and Brazil Alumina.

We smelt alumina into aluminium at our Mozal smelter and South Africa Aluminium’s Hillside smelter.