Aluminium and steel industries source of employment and main exporter in BiH
Aluminium and steel in Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long history and great potential, especially when it comes to human resources and natural resources. The main producer of iron and steel in BiH is ArcelorMittal Zenica, a member of the world's largest steel producer - ArcelorMittal.
Modernization of existing capacities of the company, which is in progress, will allow an annual production of 2,000,000 tons of various products of iron or steel. Iron and steel production in Zenica begun back in the 1892 at the initiative of a group of Austrian industrialists. Current production capacity is 1 million tons per year.
ArcelorMittal Zenica employs more than 3,000 workers.
Aluminum melter- Aluminium dd Mostar is the main exporter in BiH and the main producer of aluminum with a daily production capacity of 700 tons of anodes and 330 tons of liquid aluminum and aluminum alloys.
Aluminum Mostar is the driving force behind the city, region, and country. Under the present production capacity it annual exports over 150 million euros.
Partners with which it operates are companies known worldwide of which the most important are: Venture Coke Campany LLC (Venco-Conoco joint venture) from the U.S., Glencore International AG of Switzerland, Debis International Trading GmbH, Daimler-Chrysler and VAW Aluminium Techonologie GmbH from Germany, Hydro ASA of Norway, Fiat of Italy, and TLM - Sibenik in Croatia