2015: IMnI 41st Annual Conference


2015, June 16 to 18

IMnI’s 41st Annual Conference, which closed last week in Shanghai, attracted 154 delegates – down from last year but a respectable turnout given the challenges the industry is facing presently.    Quality was not down, though, with the speakers and the technical tours living up to our professional standards

Structured around the theme “China at the Crossroads: Into the Mouth of the Dragon”, main speakers included: Simon Baptist, Chief Economist for The Economist Intelligence Unit, who presented a helicopter view of the Global Economy: Movers, Shakers & Strugglers: Who Will Lead the World Tomorrow?;  James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor Financial Times  & Author of "China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation" who looked back at what China had become (and would become) since he had spoken at the 2002 Annual Conference in Shanghai; Gao Xu, Chief Economist & Head of Economic Research at China Everbright Securities Co., Ltd., who presented China's New Leadership Strategy & Economic Policies; Emmanuel Bonnaud, Senior Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, who gave an overview on Global Steel and followed by Graeme Train, Associate Director, Macquarie Commodities Research, who looked at China's Steel Industry: What Are the Drivers? And How Will the Overcapacity Problem be Solved?.  Tan Zhuzhong, President, National Friendship Association of Electrolytic Manganese Metal Factories; Xizhou Zhou, Senior Director & Head of China Energy, HIS; Jongsub Lee, Senior Vice President, Steel Business Division, POSCO; Oscar Tjakra, Senior VP, Freight Research, Oldendorff; Simon Collins, Head of Business Development, South32 Zhou Jian, Chairman of IMnI's Statistics Committee (Vale); and Aloys d'Harambure, IMnI Market Research Manager rounded out the roster of speakers.

A panel discussion on How Will the New Mn Cycle Play Out? (effects of exchange rates on cost curves, energy constraints, environmental regulations, indexes, development of Exchanges…) – featuring Simon Collins, Head of Business Development, South32; Arnaud Tissidre, Vice President Marketing Mn Division, Eramet-Comilog; Alastair Stalker, Managing Director, Ore & Metal; Teruaki Ishiyama, Director & Senior Adviser, Nippon Denko; Cheng Bin, General Manager, Senior Engineer, Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd.; Bob Qiu, Chief Marketing Executive, Tianjin Hoperay Minerals Co. Ltd.; Serafino Capoferri, Editor, Mn Ore Cost Curve Service CRU and moderated by Anne Tremblay, IMnI’s Executive Director – was a first and much appreciated by the audience

The Conference ended with our traditional poll, which allows members of the audience to rate IMnI’s services and express their views on the steel and manganese industries and developing economic trends.  (Full poll results can be accessed on the IMnI website at: Polling Report

South32 sponsored the welcome cocktail, while Nippon Denko, Transalloys and United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) sponsored the lunches.

The two days of technical tours organized just prior to the conference offered visits to Jinneng Alloy Operations -- Fengyu Ferroalloy Co. Ltd. and to Jiaocheng Yiwang Ferroalloy Co., Ltd.

The PPT’s delivered during the conference can be found below.


Registration Fee: 1.500 €

The registration fee includes entrance to the Welcome Cocktail, Conference Sessions, lunches on Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th along with the Group Outing and Banquet Dinner on Thursday, June 18th.  It does not include accommodation, travel to Shanghai or visa-related expenses. Please note that all bank charges should be paid at your end.

Special Registration Fee to the Annual Conference + EPD Conference: 1.750 €

The registration fee includes entrance to both conferences and all functions.  It does not include accommodation, travel to Hainan Province or Shanghai or visa-related expenses. Please note that all bank charges should be paid at your end.

Detailed information about the EPD Conference will be posted here.

Accompanying Person’s Fee: 525 €

The “Accompanying Person” is considered to be a spouse, companion or family member; not a business colleague attending the Conference. The Accompanying Person’s Fee includes the Welcome Cocktail, lunch on Thursday, June 18th, the Official Banquet Dinner, and an excursion on Thursday, June 18th.


Conference Sessions will have simultaneous English and Mandarin translation.


All information on visa requirements can be obtained from: http://www.visaforchina.org/LON_EN/

Should you need an invitation letter, send your details to events@manganese.org or a copy of your passport:

  • first name
  • last name
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • nationality
  • passport number
  • date of issue
  • date of expiry

Dress code:

Business casual is recommended.  Shorts and other active leisure-wear are not appropriate. 


Shanghai steps into summer in June. It is hot and wet. There is a 'Plum Rain Season' (Meiyu Season) from mid-June to early July in Shanghai. During this period, the rainfall often equals 25% of the city's annual total.


The IMnI will invoice you upon receipt of your registration form.  IMnI reserves the right to deny you admission if it has not received your fee by the opening day of the Conference.


Simon Baptist is the Chief Economist at The EIU and also the Regional Director for Asia and the Access China service.

He is responsible for providing intellectual leadership for The EIU’s coverage and ensuring that economic and political analysis and forecasts are the best available for international decision-makers, and for managing an international team of economists and editors.

Simon is an experienced economist who has previously spent time as a lecturer at Oxford University, where he also completed his doctorate, and as an economics consultant advising many governments, multinational corporations and international organisations around the world.

His specialist topics include economic growth and policy, international competitiveness, productivity, commodities, energy and the environment.

James Kynge is Chairman of FT Confidential, having worked as Principal from its founding in 2008 until 2014. As Chairman, James monitors output and represents FT Confidential at speaking events and research meetings.

He is Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor at the Financial Times

James has considerable experience of Asia, having been based in China for 16 years, as well as Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia during a career as a researcher, journalist and executive since 1985. From 2005 to 2008, he headed up the Pearson Group of companies' business operations in China. He was also President of FTChinese.com, the FT's Chinese-language website.

His prize-winning book China Shakes the World was an international bestseller, and was translated into 19 languages.


Gao Xu, Chief Economist at China Everbright Securities Co., Ltd, worked as an economist for many organizations including UBS Securities, World Bank and International Monetary Fund before joining Everbright. Currently he is also a committee member of China Chief Economist Forum, consultant of the World Bank and columnist at the Wall Street Journal, Caixin.com and Sina finance. Xu holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from Peking University.




Emmanuel Bonnaud, Senior Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Emmanuel Holds a Master degree in economics and an MBA at HEC Paris.

As a senior member of our Paris office, Emmanuel is specialized in heavy and global industries such as metals, mines, paper, glass, agro-business, and chemicals. He is notably leading our steel competence center worldwide. He started in the automotive industry as a plant controller before moving to strategy consulting.

He notably helps our global clients in steel and other heavy industries to develop market and industrial strategies as well as manufacturing excellence programs.


Graeme Train, Associate Director, joined Macquarie in 2010 as a commodity analyst focusing on steel and steel making raw materials. He has been in China since 2005 where he first joined Steel Business Briefing as a steel market analyst. He later took on the role of Asia research manager, conducting bespoke research studies into various aspects of the Chinese steel industry.



Mr. Xizhou Zhou, a Senior Director of IHS Energy, leads the firm’s energy practice in Greater China and is a core member of the IHS Energy leadership team in Asia. He is the author of numerous IHS Energy reports concerning gas, power and coal markets and has managed a variety of consulting engagements for both international companies investing in China, as well as Chinese companies looking for growth opportunities globally.

In addition to consulting engagements with multiple Chinese utilities to help formulate global gas strategies, Mr. Zhou’s work includes directing two major IHS Energy, multi-client Studies “Solving the Tangram China Regional Gas and Power Scenarios,” and “Coal Rush The Future of China’s Coal Market.” Mr. Zhou also currently serves on the editorial board of China Petroleum Society’s official journal of international petroleum economics, Guoji Shiyou Jingji. He was honored by Forbes in 2011 as one of the “30 Under 30” young leaders in energy.

Prior to joining IHS Energy, Mr. Zhou was a consultant engaged in regulatory and energy economics work at Industrial Economics, Inc., in Boston. Earlier in his career he was a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., where he focused on energy and transportation in developing Asia and Latin America. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Yale-China Association, Mr. Zhou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Environmental Management, both from Yale University, New Haven, Conn. U.S. 


Aloys d’Harambure joined the IMnI in December 2014.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA), with a major in Information Technologies Management and a Master’s of Science in Administration (M.Sc.), majoring in Business Intelligence from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montreal’s prestigious business school. Prior to joining the IMnI, he was the Business Analyst at the International Chromium Development Agency (ICDA). 



Zhou Jian has been working for the Mn industry in China since 2004 – 1st for Comilog Far East Development, until he moved to Vale in 2014. He has been in charge of market research and Mn alloys sales in China when he worked for Eramet Comilog, now he is in charge of Mn ore sales in China market for Vale.

He is also the Vice-Chair of the China Stats Committee.



Tan Zhuzhong was born in August 1939, in the city of Lianyuan of Hunan province. As a professor of engineering and an expert who has made important contributions in his field, he receives government allowance. In 2012, he won the "Lifetime Achievement Award" of the National Manganese Industry Technical Committee.

Since the establishment of the National Manganese Industry Technical Committee, he served successively as office director, secretary general, deputy director of the committee, standing deputy minister, legal representative, general manager of Southern Manganese Ltd., general manager of Changsha Metallurgy and Mining Materials Corporation, chairman of Guizhou Dalong Manganese Ltd., deputy general manager of China Metallurgical Mining Corporation (CMMC), member of Chinese Society for Metals, vice president of Metallurgical Mines' Association of China (MMAC), president and deputy director of the editorial board of the journal China's Manganese Industry.

Now he serves as director of the National Friendship Association of Electrolytic Manganese Metal (EMD), director of the National Friendship Association of Manganese Mineral, independent director of CITIC Dameng Holdings Ltd., consultant of Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Ltd. and Hunan Oriental Mining Ltd., and president of Changsha Central Manganese Science & Technology Ltd.

After graduating from university in 1963, Mr. Tan was assigned to Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy subordinated to the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry. In his career, he has successively conducted more than 20 research subjects concerning the exploitation of seabed manganese nodules and low-grade manganese ore. His research outcomes include new products such as manganese powder and trimanganese tetraoxide. And all these new products have been put into large scale industrialized production and won Ministerial Scientific and Technological Achievements Award. In 2000, he won the award of "Invigorating Business Through science and Technology" of Hunan province. His publications include: coauthor of Manganese Metallurgy, China's Manganese Ore, Processing Technology of Manganese Ore, Further Processing of China's Manganese Ore: Current Situation and Problem; and 70 published papers.


Dr. Jongsub Lee is the senior vice president at POSCO.

He earned a doctor's degree in welding engeering at Ohio state university.

He joined the POSCO in 1984. He was in charge of welding research group and POSCO steel solutions for energy plants(POSSEP) project team in POSCO technical research laboratory(POSLAB).

Now, he is in charge of the high Mn steel solution project team in steel business division



Simon Collins is the Head of Business Development for South32 based in Perth, Australia.

Simon joined South32 in May 2015 upon its demerger from BHP Billiton. Simon began his career in mine operations in Australia and South Africa before working as a management consultant in London.  He joined BHP Billiton in 2003 and worked in a variety of commercial and business development roles in the Diamond and Speciality Products, Minerals Exploration and Coal divisions.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the London Business School.



Arnaud Tissidre is Senior Vice President Commercial of Eramet Comilog Manganese. Arnaud is French. After graduating from a major French business school (ESSEC), he worked briefly for the French Economic services in Denmark and then held several marketing positions in the automotive and cupper metal industry, in France and abroad. He joined Eramet in 1993. He initially worked for the Nickel

Division of Eramet where he was in charge of the market research, European ferro-nickel and high purity products sales departments.

He moved in Japan in 1996, as Deputy Managing Director for Eramet International and Managing Director of Eramet Japan. He was in charge of the management of the Sales network in Asia- at the time of the acquisition of Comilog and Elkem Manganese Division by Eramet; In 2004, he was transferred to the Manganese Division of Eramet Comilog where he is Senior Vice President Commercial. Arnaud Tissidre is responsible for the worldwide marketing of Comilog ore and Eramet Comilog Manganese alloys.


Past Chairman of the IMnI (2007-2010), Alastair Stalker was born and educated in Scotland (attaining a B.Sc (Hons) Geology) and in 1972 emigrated to Africa where he worked as an exploration geologist for various companies for 14 years. After completing a postgraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1985, he worked in strategic planning, evaluation / project management and marketing for Shell’s Mineral Division.

He has worked for Ore & Metal Company Ltd for the past 21 years and is now the Managing Director, responsible for the marketing, sales and logistics of Assmang’s manganese ore and alloys, ferrochrome, chrome ore and iron ore. He is also is a Board member of Assore Ltd, Assmang Pty Ltd and Chairman of Cato Ridge Alloys (Pty) Ltd.


Mr. Oscar Tjakra, Senior Vice President – Freight Research, joined Oldendorff Carriers in October 2010. Based in Singapore, his primary role is to lead on market intelligence and research of global Dry Bulk Supramax market.  Before joining Oldendorff Carriers,  Mr. Tjakra worked with a number of financial institutions covering fields such as wealth-management, strategic advisory and commodity research.

Mr. Tjakra holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a Master of Science in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University.


Teruaki Ishiyama is Director and Senior Adviser of Nippon Denko Co.,LTD.(NDC) NDC is and has been the biggest ferroalloy producer in Japan, primarily comprising manganese alloys, for around 50 years.

In 2014, Japan’s crude steel production was about 111 million tons which made it the second biggest producing country in the world. NDC is playing important roles to represent the needs of the industry and the market appropriately.



Serafino Capoferri

Consultant – Steel Raw Materials & Steel Costs, CRU Analysis

Serafino joined CRU Group in 2012. Whilst at CRU, Serafino has contributed to the company’s market analysis across a wide-range of commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, manganese ore and uranium.

Working across business units within CRU, Serafino has been involved in several projects ranging from cost modelling, price forecasting, long-term scenario analysis and the development of a project-risk methodology for discount rates calculations.

He regularly presents to international conferences and advice clients on all aspects of the iron ore, metallurgical coal and manganese ore markets.  Serafino holds a MSc (Distinction) in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham and a first class degree in Economics from the Nottingham Business School.


Mr Cheng Bin is the Deputy Managing Director of Shanxi Jin Neng Group, and the founder and President of Shanghai Jin Neng International Trade Co., and Shanghai Jin Neng Resources Co. Ltd.

Mr Cheng Bin joined Jin Neng Group in 1989, heading up the ore, alloys, coal, carbon electrode and nonferrous metals business. Over his career, he has developed a wide experience and deep knowledge of China’s steel and ferroalloys industries.

In 2002, Mr Cheng Bin founded Shanghai Jin Neng. Today, Shanghai Jin Neng is one of the major manganese ore importers and alloy suppliers in China.



Bob Qiu is Deputy Managing Director of Tianjin Hoperay Minerals Co., Ltd.

Executive managing director of Tianjin Jinsheng Metallurgical Products Co., Ltd.

Former managing director assistant of Jilin Ferroalloys Co., Ltd.&managing director of the Import and Export Corporation

Founder and former managing director of the portal website of CFIA

With more than 30 years of working experience in the ferroalloy industry; 2 national patents for developing new ferroalloy products; 3rd prize for the application of plasma technology in ferroalloy departments.

With rich experience in ferroalloy smelting process, new product development, international trading, E-commerce, logistics business etc.


Conference Moderator

Lihuan Wang joined International Channel Shanghai (ICS) in March 2012; she now works as an anchor and reporter in the news department.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Broadcasting and Anchoring at the Communication University of China in 2009 and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in 2010.

Prior to joining ICS, Lihuan worked at the New York headquarters of ABC News as a production assistant, and worked on show including World News with Diane Sawyer and Good Morning America. She has work experience from multiple media outlets including Phoenix Satellite TV, CCTV News and APTN, where she was a part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics coverage team.


South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, thermal and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc.


South32 is the world’s largest producer of manganese ore and owns the world’s largest silver mine. It runs two high quality alumina refineries, modern, cost competitive aluminium smelters and one of the world’s leading ferronickel operations.


South32 is headquartered in Perth, Australia and has operating assets in in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. Shares in South32 trade on the Australian, Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges.


Transalloys produces Sillicomanganese for world markets. The plant is owned by Renova Mining Industries, a Russian company that invested in South Africa in 2007. Renova has a share in the UMK manganese mine situated in the Kalahari, from where the ore is sourced for conversion to Silicomanganese.. The plant is situated 14 km West of eMalahleni and approximately 90 Km East of Pretoria.

Production capacity is approximately 170 000 tonnes of Sillicomanganese per annum. This figure has increased dramatically during the past 4 years, as a result of a concerted effort by our employees to increase efficiencies and performance.

The standard grade Silicomanganese contains 15.5 to 16.5% of silicon, 65 to 67% of manganese and a maximum of 2% carbon. SiMn is used, inter alia as a grain refiner and for de-oxidation in the steel manufacturing process.

Our Vision is to become a benchmark in the Manganese alloy industry through our people, flexibility and pursuing results. We aim to achieve this by adhering to our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork and commitment.


Transalloys utilises 5 submerged arc furnaces to produce SiMn.

The submerged arc furnaces comprise of two 48 MVA semi-closed furnaces and three 18 MVA open furnaces. Raw materials are fed from a common raw material handling system into three sets of day bins, from where the individual furnace recipes are batched and conveyed into the furnace bins.

The furnaces are tapped at regular intervals and the alloy is separated from the slag before being cast into layer casting beds. After a cooling down period of ± 3 days, the material is removed from the casting beds and fed into a crushing and screening plant. The different size fractions are separated and stockpiled or dispatched to ports for export, or collected by local customers.


At Transalloys we are aware that our activities could have an impact on the environment. In this regard we aim to fully comply with all legal requirements. In addition, all process changes, upgrades and refurbishments are carried out with consideration of the impact of the changes, in order to mitigate or eliminate the environmental impact. Our comprehensive environmental management plant guides future capital expenditure in order to ensure that our impact on the environment continues to reduce.

Transalloys is compliant to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international Standards. Transalloys is also the owner of one of the first CDM (Carbon Reduction Mechanism) projects in South Africa. During the past 5 years, huge improvements in efficiencies gave rise to a considerable reduction in carbon emissions per tonne of product produced.


United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) is a Manganese mine operating on the Kalahari Manganese Field in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality (the old Kuruman District), in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

The Kalahari Manganese Field is regarded as the largest manganese ore deposit globally. The field extends continuously in a north-western direction, for a distance of 34km, from Mamatwan Mine in the south to the Wessels and Black Rock Mines in the north.

On 17 May 2005, a Prospecting Right was issued to UMK for a total area of 15,200ha and this was followed up with the issuing of a new Mining Order Right, dated 10 March 2008. At the time UMK identified a total manganese resource and reserve of 282 million and 41.3 million tonnes respectively, the results then of a total of 361 boreholes drilled.

UMK is strategically located with good access to rail infrastructure, and has a state of the art load out station to enable rapid train loading. The UMK processing plant was developed as an integrated system from the primary crusher, through the cone crusher, primary stockyards, screening plant and product stockyard to eventually deliver ore to the load-out silo. A state of the art stockyard system consists of 2 yards with 3 fully automated stackers and 2 PLC controlled portal re-claimers to stack and reclaim ore from the above stockpiles and assist with the blend quality of the final product. The

production capability initially planned allowed for a saleable product of 1.873 million tons per annum. The final design was subjected to “value engineering” throughout and as a result the commissioned capacity exceeded initial expectations with the development of the plant capable of 800 tons per hour and annual throughput of 3.5 million tons making UMK the second largest manganese mine in the world. UMK currently employs one hundred and thirty full time staff and over 500 contractors.


NIPPON DENKO Co., Ltd is Japan's top manufacturer of ferroalloys, which are used as secondary raw materials for steel making.
The group has had two production bases as Tokushima plant and Kashima plant in Japan and has strengthened the stable supply system of manganese ferroalloy under its reliable technique and quality control.
Furthermore, they have established their operational structure in globally competitive locations, shifting production of some products to overseas J/V companies.
Through such a structure, Nippon Denko is committed to continue to stably supply high quality products to various customers like steel making companies.



Tech Tours


Shanxi Jinneng Group Co., Ltd. is a large conglomerate based on a modern corporate system. Its major business covers many industries including the production of ferroalloy and electrolytic aluminium, trade in alloy and minerals, grid-related products and services, coal and power generation, realt estate development and property services. Jinneng Group is the biggest producer of Mn alloys in Northern China, with its annual capacity of Mn alloys reaching half a million tons.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanxi Jinneng Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd. (herein referred to as Jinneng International) focuses on the import and export of coal, manganese ore, chrome ore, nickel ore, ferroalloys, coke, metal silicon, graphite electrode, needle coke, electrolytic aluminium and package unit. It partly owns a subsidiary named Shanghai Jinneng Resources Co., Ltd., which is a professional mineral importer. With the scale advantage, brand strength and marketing platforms of Jinneng Group, Jinneng International vigorously implements the strategy of product diversification, trade internationalization and integration of production and marketing. It has built long-term partnerships with internationally-known mining companies such as BHP Billiton, VALE, Eramet Comilog, Consolidated Minerals and OM Holdings. Its significant manganese ore imports make it one of the biggest independent import and export enterprises in China’s ferroalloy industry. Jinneng International enjoys an excellent reputation around the world for its exports of low-phosphorus SiMn alloy, low aluminium ferrosilicon, ultra-high power electrodes and chemical grade silicon metal. It has established a sales network covering a dozen countries and regions including the U.S., Japan, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. In the past two years, Jinneng International has been actively developing and expanding its coal business, for which it has established cooperative relationships with suppliers from America, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam and major customers such as Datang Corporation, Huaneng Group, Huadian Corporation and

Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Co., Ltd. In 2014, its coal trade amounted to 4 million tons. In the future, Jinneng International will continue to follow its ongoing commitment to “sincere cooperation, for mutual benefit” to bring more first-rate services and products and so ensure harmonious development and common progress.

Established in May 2003, Fengyu Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., the ferroalloy producer of Jinneng, now operates 10 submerged arc furnaces, with total capacity of 220000KVA and annual SiMn alloy capacity of 220 thousand tons, therein 80 thousand tons of medium-carbon ferromanganese. It is the most important Mn alloy producer in Northern China. Fengyu Ferroalloy Co., Ltd. consistently follows the principle of “quality first, integrity-based” and has won high praise from domestic and foreign customers.







JIAOCHENG YIWANG FERROALLOY CO. LTD, founded in 1988, is located in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi Province.

As a private company with 1,700 employees, it is one of the leading manganese alloys producers in China in terms of production scale, manufacturing techniques and product quality. Besides supplying major domestic steel mills, its products are also exported overseas, to the USA, Russia, Britain, France, Japan, and Korea.

The total capacity of furnaces rating is 155MVA.  The company produces 80,000mt HCFeMn and 160,000mt refined FeMn and Mn metal per annum.  The annual production capacity will peak at 320 kt once the construction of Phase 2 of the 4th smelting plant in late 2015 is completed.

Since its founding, the company has focused on technical innovation. In 1992, it successfully invented a novel process of manganese metal production. It has also developed many new products, such as ultra-low carbon ferromanganese and nitride manganese.

The company has received many national awards for its technical progress and environmental friendliness.  Thanks to its techniques, developed in-house, the company can produce high quality products, like ultra-low carbon ferromanganese with carbon content of 0.05% -- the lowest in the world.

A Company Focused on High Technology

Ladle Refining

Through the ladle refining technique, the company has raised the recovery of manganese to 92%.

Improvement of lining technique and performance

A new type of ramming refractory is applied in electric furnace lining.  A variety of innovative operation techniques and know-how greatly improve the lining life of the refining furnace from 30 to 90 days. Ucar freeze lining has been used in submerged arc furnaces.

Recycle economy

The heat of calcine, molten slag and hot metal, and the dust produced are recycled back into the production process. The liquid slag is reused to make mineral wool and cement.  The manganese residue in slag is as low as 3% -- again, the lowest in the world


Afrominerals Trading AG, Anyang Changjiang Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., Argus Media Limited, Argus Media Singapore Group Pte Ltd, Asia Golden Faith Resource Limited, Asia Minerals North America LLC, Asia Minerals Ltd., Autlan, China Everbright Securities Co., Ltd, CITIC Dameng Mining Industries Limited, Consolidated Minerals, CREC Material Co., Ltd., CRU Group, Economist Intelligence Unit, Eramet China, Eramet Comilog (Shanghai) Trading Ltd., Eramet Comilog Manganese, Eramet Korea Ltd., Euro Manganese Inc., Financial Times, General Nice (Tianjin) Industry Co., Ltd, Glencore International AG, Grupo FerroAtlantica, S.A., Guangxi Steelraw Material Co. Ltd., Guang Xin-Manganese Group Co., Ltd., Guizhou Jinhe Smelt Company Ltd, Gunvor Singapore, Harlan Laboratories, Hatch, Henan Fang Yuan Carbon Group, Huntingdon Life Sciences Co., Ltd., IHS Energy, IMnI, International Channel Shanghai (ICS), Japan Ferroalloy Association, JFE Shoji Trade Corp., Ji Yuan Ningxia Metallurgical Group, Jiaocheng Yiwang Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., Jinlai Trading Guangxi Co., Ltd., Kalahari Trading AG, Kimpe SAS, L&M Handels AG, Macquarie Commodities Research, Marubeni Tetsugen Co. Ltd., Metal Bulletin, Minmetals Development Co., Ltd., Mitsui Co., Ltd., Mizushima Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., MOIL Limited, National Friendship Association of EMM Factories, Ningxia Shengyan Industry Group Co., Ltd., Nippon Denko Co., Ltd., Noble Resources International (SA) Pty Ltd, Noble Resources International Pte Ltd, Noble Resources (Shanghai) Company Ltd, Ntsimbintle Mining (Pty) Ltd, OFZ, a.s., Oldendorff Carriers, OM Holdings Limited, OM Tshipi (S) Pte Ltd , On Faith Development Limited, Ore & Metal Company Limited, Orissa Manganese & Minerals Limited, Oswal Minerals Limited, POSCO, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Ronly Limited, Sakura Ferroalloys Sdn. Bhd., Shanghai Ganglian F-Commerce Holdings Co. Ltd., Shanghai Jin Neng Resources Co., Ltd., Shanghai Qunxian International Trade Co., Ltd., Shanxi Dongfang Resources Development Co., Ltd., Shaoxin Haili Goods and Materials Co., Ltd., Shinko Shoji Singapore Pte Ltd, Shinsho Corporation, Simpac Metalloy, Sinosteel Jilin Electro-Mechanical Equipment Co. Ltd., Sinosteel Resources Co., Ltd., Sny Minerals Company Limited, South32, South32 Marketing Pte Ltd, Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation Africa Pty Ltd., Taiyuan Guohong Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., Telf AG, Tianjin Zhong De Yi Minerals Products Sales Co., Ltd., Tianjin Hoperay Minerals Co. Ltd., Tianjin Jinsheng Metallurgical Products Co. Ltd., Transalloys, Traxys Europe S.A., Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining Pty Ltd, U.S. Geological Survey, Vale Minerals China Co., Ltd., Vietnam New Resources Metallurgy Shareholdings Company, Zhejiang Fuchun Trade Centre




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Delegate List 22/06/15 PDF » Download
Program 17/05/15 PDF » Download
A Global Economic Overview: Movers, Shakers & Strugglers: Who Will Lead the World Tomorrow? - Simon Baptist, Chief Economist, The Economist Intelligence Unit 17/06/15 PDF » Englis
全球经济概览:前进、震荡 & 奋起:谁将引领世界未来?(是美国还是转型后的中国?) - 经济学人智库首席经济学家Simon Baptist 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
China 2002-2015: Lessons Learned and What the Future Could Hold - James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor Financial Times & Author of "China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation" 17/06/15 PDF » English
中国2002——2015:经验教训&未来态势 - 《金融时报》新兴市场编辑,《中国震撼世界:饥饿之国的崛起》作者 James Kynge 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
China's New Leadership Strategy & Economic Policies - Gao Xu, Chief Economist & Head of Economic Research at China Everbright Securities Co., Ltd. 17/06/15 PDF » English
中国的新型领导战略 & 经济政策 - 中国光大证券首席经济学家兼经济研究部主管徐高 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
Global Steel Overview: What is the Competition? (China in Overcapacity, USA Rebounding, Europe Lagging, India Struggling, etc.) - Emmanuel Bonnaud, Senior Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants 17/06/15 PDF » English
全球钢铁概述:竞争在何处?(中国产能过剩,美国迅速反弹,欧洲拖后腿,印度正在奋起···)- 罗兰贝格咨询公司资深合伙人Emmanuel Bonnaud 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
China's Steel Industry: What Are the Drivers? And How Will the Overcapacity Problem be Solved? - Graeme Train, Associate Director, Macquarie Commodities Research 17/06/15 PDF » English
中国钢铁产业:动力源自哪里?产能过剩问题如何解决?- 麦格理(格雷姆-特恩) 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
Market Volatility’s Impact on Global Electricity Prices and Oversupply in China’s Energy Markets ( Life after the Super Cycle) - Xizhou Zhou, Senior Director & Head of China Energy, IHS 17/06/15 PDF » English
市场活力对全球电价及中国能源市场供过于求现象的影响(超级周期后的生命) - IHS中国能源部高级总监兼负责人 周希舟 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
POSCO's Development of High Manganese Steels - Jongsub Lee, Senior Vice President, Steel Business Division, POSCO 17/06/15 PDF » English
Freight: A Forward Look at Major Issues - Oscar Tjakra, Senior VP, Freight Research, Oldendorff 17/06/15 PDF » English
货运:主要问题展望 - 德国奥登道夫公司(Oldendorff)货运研究部高级副总裁 Oscar Tjakra 17/06/15 PDF » Chinese
The Mn Industry: An Overview (Ore Overcapacity, etc.) - Aloys d'Harambure, IMnI Market Research Manager 22/06/15 PDF » English
The Role of China's Domestic Mn Ore Supply - Zhou Jian, Chairman of IMnI's Statistics Committee (Vale) 18/06/15 PDF » English
中国国产锰矿供给及影响 - 国际锰协统计委员会主席周健(淡水河谷公司) 18/06/15 PDF » Chinese
Use of Imported Mn Ore in China's EMM Production: Pros & Cons and Influences on EMM Costs - Tan Zhuzhong, President, National Friendship Association of Electrolytic Manganese Metal Factories 18/06/15 PDF » English
进口锰矿在电解金属锰(EMM)生产中的应用:优缺点及对其成本影响 - 全国电解金属锰厂长(经理)联谊会会长谭柱中 18/06/15 PDF » Chinese
South32: Making a Difference from the Ground Up - Simon Collins, Head of Business Development, South32 18/06/15 PDF » English
South32:从头开始 创造不同 - 必和必拓公司South32业务发展部门负责人 Simon Collins 18/06/15 PDF » Chinese
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