Aluminum Corporation of China Limited operates as a vertically integrated 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 also has expanded its operations into power generation. The company’s key operating assets include 6 subsidiaries mainly engaged in bauxite mining; 1 integrated alumina and primary aluminum production plant; 9 alumina refineries, including its Zhengzhou Institute; 11 primary aluminum smelters; 1 carbon production plant and 1 integrated power generation company with coal mining operations. The company refines bauxite into alumina, which is then smelted into primary aluminum. In addition to alumina and primary aluminum, it produces and sells a small amount of alumina chemical products (alumina hydrate and alumina-based industrial chemical products), carbon products (carbon anodes and cathodes) and gallium. The company engages in the trading of alumina, primary aluminum, aluminum fabrication products, other non-ferrous metal products, coal products and raw and ancillary materials in bulk both manufactured by it and sourced from external suppliers domestically and abroad. Segments The company organizes and manages its operations in five business segments, including Alumina, Primary Aluminum, Trading, Energy, and Other. Alumina This 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. Aluminum This 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, molten aluminum and aluminum alloy. Its standard 20 kilogram 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. Trading This segment engages 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. Energy This segment includes coal mining and power generation, including conventional coal-fire power generation and renewable energy generation, such as wind power and photovoltaic power. In 2015, the company supplied part of the electricity it generated for its own production use, supplied a portion of the coal output to its own electric power plant and sold the remaining portion to external customers, including power generation enterprises and cement plants. Other This segment includes corporate and other aluminum-related research, development, and other activities of the Group. Sales and Marketing The company coordinates all of its sales and marketing activities of its self-produced alumina products and some of its sales and marketing activities of its self-produced primary aluminum products through China Aluminum International Trading Co., Ltd. Its subsidiaries and branches sell some of its self-produced primary aluminum products directly to external customers. The company’s alumina refineries sell its self-produced alumina chemical products directly to external customers or indirectly through China Aluminum International Trading Co., Ltd. for subsequent external trading. The company sells its self-produced and outsourced primary aluminum to domestic customers. It sells most of its alumina chemical products and gallium in China. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2015, the company owned 1,716 patents, which were primarily related to technologies and process, equipment and new products. Once registered, a patent in China for an invention is valid for 20 years and for a utility model or a design, 10 years from the date of the patent application. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned 25 trademarks, each of which had a term of 10 years. Regulation The company is principally subject to governmental supervision and regulation by three agencies of the People's Republic of China government, including the China National Development and Reform Commission; the Ministry of Land and Resources of China; the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. History Aluminum Corporation of China Limited was founded in 2001. The company was incorporated as a joint stock limited company under the Company Law of the People's Republic of China in 2001.
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No. 62 North Xizhimen Street
Phone: 86 10 8229 8560
Fax: 86 10 8229 8158www.chalco.com.cn
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