NZAS Facts

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NZAS

 

Uses electricity equivalent to

680,000

households

 

 

Spends around

$450 million

in New Zealand every year

 

 

Generates more than

$600 million

in export earnings annually

 

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) is a joint venture company owned by Pacific Aluminium (79.36 per cent) and Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited of Japan (20.64 per cent). The smelter, which commenced operations in 1971, produces around 335,000 tonnes of aluminium each year. Approximately 90 per cent of the aluminium produced is exported, the largest market being Japan.

Employees/Contractors

800

full time employees and contractors

Saleable Aluminium

335,290

tonnes of saleable aluminium produced in 2015

Indirectly Creates Jobs

3,000

 for more than 3,000 people