ÓXIDOS FÉRRICOS S.A. is the first Spanish company of Micaceous Iron Oxide. We extract, transform, develop and supply MIO for industry.
Backed by 50 years of existence in the international market, ÓXIDOS FÉRRICOS S.A. provides its customers with competitive and efficient products.
Our goal is continuing to promote lasting commercial relationships built on trust and cooperation. Proof of that, the confidence placed in us year after year by our customers.
To ensure the high-quality of FERROXID® products, we are committed to the highest standars in all our processes in terms of innovation, technical support, quality product, security of supply, safety, ethical behaviour and environmental protection.
"To offer the very best quality products to our customers by respecting the environment."
Dynamism, capacity to work as a team, adaptability to our customers needs, quality, innovation, recpect of the environment and integrity.
ÓXIDOS FÉRRICOS S.A. was created in 1968. However, the mining area of Micaceous Iron Oxide was further exploited. The earliest mining activity mentioned in that area dates back to 1890.
The market for the distribution of the obtained Micaceous Iron Oxide has evolved over the years, which has determined the exploitation of the mine and the processing at in our own plant. Its application to the iron and steel industry as an iron mineral in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century created exploitation systems in all production areas, which linked to the inherent morphological and geological nature of Micaceous led to a performance of low production and little profit. The emergence of new markets in which Micaceous was incorporated with an important role (welding electrodes, anti-rust paint, tiles and even for cosmetics) caused a resurgence in the 1960s and 1970s.
Today, almost the entire output of the mine goes to the anti-rust paint, and ceramics industry, an the area in which Micaceous Iron Oxide has always been the main base supplier of the intrinsic characteristics of the final product.
The use of this paint in decorative finishes, urban furniture and all kinds of ornamental elements has ensured in the last fifteen years an every day usage profile of the product.
This perfect union of the functional with the aesthetic has allowed the "Granadino" mineral to be a witness of urban landscapes in Europe´s most important cities today.