Profile: Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (ACH.N)
Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), incorporated on October 10, 2001, is an aluminum producer with operations in bauxite and coal mining, alumina refining and primary aluminum smelting. The Company also produces ancillary products and services derived from or related to its aluminum operations. The Company organizes and manages its operations in five segments: alumina segment, primary aluminum segment, trading segment, energy segment, and corporate and other operating segment. The Company is also engaged in trading of alumina, primary aluminum, aluminum fabrication products, other non-ferrous metal products, coal products and raw and ancillary materials in bulk domestically and internationally. In addition, the Company is also engaged in coal mining, power generation, research and development activities, and other products and services. The Company's corporate and other operating segment includes corporate and other aluminum-related research, development and other activities.
The Company's alumina segment includes the mining and purchasing of bauxite and other raw materials, and production and sale of alumina, as well as alumina-related products, such as alumina hydrate, alumina-based chemical products and gallium. Alumina chemical products are used in the production of chemical, pharmaceutical, ceramic and construction materials. In the process of refining bauxite into alumina, the Company also produces gallium as a by-product.
Primary Aluminum Segment
The Company's primary aluminum segment includes the procurement of alumina, other raw materials, supplemental materials and electricity power, the production and sale of primary aluminum and aluminum-related products, such as carbon products, aluminum alloy products and other electrolytic aluminum products. The Company's principal primary aluminum products are ingots and molten aluminum. The Company's approximately 20 kilograms remelt ingots are used for general aluminum fabrication in the construction, electricity, electronics, transportation, packaging, machinery and durable goods industries. The Company internally produces substantially all the carbon products used at its smelters and sells its remaining carbon products to external customers.
The Company's trading segment is engaged in the trading of alumina, primary aluminum, other non-ferrous metal products and crude fuels, such as coal products, as well as supplemental materials to its internal manufacturing plants and external customers. The products are sourced from fellow subsidiaries of the Company and international and domestic suppliers of the Company.
The Company's energy segment includes coal mining and power generation, including conventional coal-fire power generation and renewable energy generation, such as wind power and photovoltaic power. Sales of coals are to the internal and external coal-consuming customers, and electricity is sold to regional power grid corporations.
Aluminum Corp of China Ltd
Xizhimen North Street, Haidian D
BEIJING BEJ 100082
Company Web Links
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- UPDATE 1-Chalco H1 aluminium output falls more than 8% as prices sag; profits fall