Axens to acquire the Rio Tinto Alcan’s Brockville activated alumina business

Axens announces that it has signed an agreement  with Canada-based Rio Tinto Alcan regarding the sale by Rio Tinto Alcan of its activated alumina business in Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
“Acquisition of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Brockville will complete our activated alumina portfolio in order to help us better serve our customers. The Brockville business will also bring us growth potential for new markets worldwide. Axens is very pleased to welcome on board the Brockville team that have successfully developed this business” said Jean Sentenac, Chairman and CEO of Axens.
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
Axens,, is an international provider of advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens’ business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels as well as production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates. Axens’ global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and extensive commercial feedback from plants using our Axens’ processes and catalysts all around the world. Axens is a fully owned subsidiary of IFP New energy.

3 Responses

  1. Very informative article! I wonder if this merger will have any effect on the community. Thanks for the great article.

  2. I appreciate the wonderful work that was done in this article. Since this merger was completed over four years ago, I am curious to know whether this merger has been a success. Can you share an update on the merger with us?

  3. I’d love to hear from anyone, even a PR agent, to discuss the sale to Axens of the Canada-based Rio Tinto Alcan activated alumina business in Brockville, Ontario, in 2010. How is the plant performing today?

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