The holding company founds its organisational culture on a mix of entrepreneurship and commercial focus, to continue a long and profitable adventure. A common vision across chemical, mining and metals, trading and financial activity within strategic markets, and finally in the entertainment industry.
Fluorsid Group story fits -first of all- with the story of Fluorsid, started in 1969 by its founder, Count Carlo Enrico Giulini, in the mines of Silius, within the territory of Gerrei, Sardinia.
Integrity, ambition and perseverance are the founding values of the group, combined with an ethical approach to business that preserves all the aspects and sectors that are part of an increasingly global and competitive market. Keys of a philosophy that guides all the business moments: respect for every dynamic of our life; search for the best results ever through inexhaustible efforts.
Chemical sector — in Cagliari, Treviglio (Italy) and Odda (Norway) — mining in Derbyshire (UK) and metals one, together with trading activities in the Swiss offices Lausanne and Zurich, allow Fluorsid to cover the entire fluorine value chain.
The strategic stake in Simplis Logistics (50%), a real gateway to Eastern markets thanks to the warehouses in Bahrain, completes the portfolio, together with the minority stake (30%) in Laminazione Sottile – a leading company in Italy in the sector of semi-finished products in aluminum – in Farmagorà (26%) in the pharmaceutical industry and in Torre Parko (20%) for the Real Estate sector. Then Cagliari Calcio on the entertainment front: centenary club, a real national team of Sardinia, eighth in Italy for number of fans, already winner of Serie A in 1970 and one of the main players in professional sport at the highest levels in the country.
Fluorsid controls Mimeta SA, based in Lausanne (Switzerland), a company leader in the titanium (thanks to Active Metals Ltd, which also trades raw materials, sited in Sheffield) and magnesium powders and that has a majority share of SFM SA, a Swiss company specialised in the production of magnesium powders and raspings. SFM SA is the main shareholder of the Russian company SEMP. In addition, the strategic asset represented by SimplisLogistics (50% of the shares held), that from its Bahrain warehouses operates as a real gateway to all Eastern markets.
The holding company covers the entire fluor value chain – from the extraction of fluorspar to HF’s production or its derivative products, such as the aluminium floride – through the different plants in Italy (Assemini in Sardinia, Porto Marghera in Venice area and Treviglio, located north-east of Milan), in Norway (Odda) and UK (Derbyshire and Sheffield) regarding chemical and metals sectors. Last but not least, Fluorsid’s portfolio is completed by the important participation in Laminazione Sottile, the most important player in the semi-finished aluminium industry in Italy.