Salar de Atacama


At work producing LithiumThis production site in Chile is located at the Salar de Atacama, one of the driest deserts on earth. The surrounding conditions are ideal for the production of lithium carbonate on the basis of natural brines from the Salar.

Potash, for the manufacture of fertilisers, is also recovered at the Salar. In 1998, a lithium chloride plant was brought on stream.

Production capacity has been expanded there to secure long-term supply in the growing markets for lithium. Future expansions are already in process and will be realized within the next years.

Social Responsibility - Sustainability

We always focus on sustainable social activities in the region.

The company continuously contributes to the local infrastructure in Peine - the town located near Salar de Atacama where many of its staff is working. For example, in 2011 we supported the conclusive town electrification in Peine.