Grupo Villar Mir engages in its activities in the Electrometallurgy Sector through Grupo Ferroatlántica.
Grupo Ferroatlántica is the worldwide leading producer of silicon metal (17% of the world´s production) and one of the most important producers of ferroalloys in the world.
It has 46 furnaces, with installed power of 1,024 MW.
It holds a diversified product portfolio with production capacity slightly over one million three hundred tons per year for its main products:
* (CaSi, electrode paste, inoculants, nodularisers and pulverised materials)
Since 1998, when Grupo Ferroatlántica purchased FerroVen, it has based its strategy on strong international expansion.
The Group currently has fifteen production centres in five countries: eleven in Europe, one in Venezuela, two in South Africa and one in China.
The Group has been established worldwide with:
- a solid presence in Western Europe.
- a high rate of penetration in the US and Canadian markets.
The second main feature of its strategy is its firm support for R&D&i as the most effective means of maintaining a high degree of competitiveness in an increasingly global market. Proof of this is its significant technological capacity in one of the most promising sectors for the future: the silicon metal sector.