«AzRPI» JV – is an enterprise operating mining and processing of bentonite clay and sales of bentonite products.
The joint venture comprises:
- open pit bentonite mine;
- bentonite production plant for Iron-Ore plants;
- mining department.
Grand opening of the first stage of processing plant of Azerbaijan-Russian joint venture “AzRosPromInvest” took place on 30th of may in 2007 with participation of President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilkham Aliyev, Chairman of the Board of “AzRosPromInvest” LLC Natig Shirinzade, Chairman of the Board of “Bentonite Company” Ltd. Alexander Vetyugov and other cabinet ministers.
In 2008, as projected, the line for production of high-quality bentonite powder for foundry sands, drilling fluids, agricultural purposes and other applications was put into operation.
Production capacities allow producing over 370 000 tons of bentonite products including:
- bentonite clay for IOPs – 270 000 tpy;
- bentonite powder – 80 000 tpy;
- granulars for special products – 20 000 tpy.
Progressive scientific and technical potential and production capabilities provide leading position of JV «AzRPI» on bentonite market among CIS countries.
The enterprise has its own production facilities, modern high-technology equipment and qualified staff. Plant laboratory is equipped with modern measuring equipment and exercise regular quality control of the products.
These factors allow increasing production output to suit the market.
Step by step the Company realizes the strategy on implementation of innovations in the sphere of bentonite production. Development of new high-quality products allows occupying niches and stabilizing company’s market position.
Gained experience, attention to partners, high quality and wide range of products increase Company’s sales on the European market.
Production technology of «AzRPI» JV are covered by international patents.