History.

More than 60 years
of experience

Over the years, Zinc Nacional has established itself as one of the world leaders in the production of zinc compounds.

Here are some of the events that have made Zinc Nacional the great company it is today.

1952

Zinc Nacional is founded by Mr. Eduardo Villareal Bell, a very visionary man.

1953

First Waelz Kiln.

1957

Hydrometallurgical Plant (first plant in Latin America to produce high quality metallic cadmium, it now produces zinc sulfate).

1965

Products introduced:

Zinc Oxide 70%

Commercial
Zinc Oxide
78%

1968

Granular zinc sulfate and agricultural fungicides are produced in the hydrometallurgical plant.

1971

Metallurgical plant starts to produce zinc oxide feed grade 72% Zn.

1975

Hydrometallurgical plant begins to manufacture high purity zinc sulfate.

1976

With the goal of being the largest producer in Latin America, we start producing zinc oxide by the indirect process, or "French Process".

1978

Zinc Nacional begins operations of its sulfuric acid plant.

1994

The first summer camp begins with 200 children.

1998

The "Clean Industry" certificate of Industry is granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to Zinc Nacional S.A.

1999

To diversify its operations and vertically integrate with its sister company, Panel Rey, Zinc Nacional opens is recycled paperboard mill.

2006

Construction of Waelz Kiln No. 5

2009

Zinc Nacional acquires SDR, a leader in the EAF Dust Recycling business ind the USA.

2012

Construction of Waelz klin No. 6

2012

Fluidized bed dryer

2012

Start of American Process klin No. 4

2013

Expansion of Zn Nacional's French Process production capacity.

2014

French Process Zinc Oxide capacity expansion completed output moves from 12,000 tons to 18,000 tons per year.

Zinc Nacional and Çinkom, the leading steel dust recycling company in Turkey, joined forces to create TURKMEX and launch the construction of a recycling plant for EAF dust in the port of Aliağa.

Zinc Nacional entered into a partnership with GSDK, a company that is building a waelz kiln in the city of Suncheon, South Korea. With a capacity of processing up to 130,000 tons / year of EAF dust, It will generate up to 37,000 tons waelz oxide (62% Zn).