Global Advanced Metals was formed in 2010 after our tantalum
operations were separated the then Talison Minerals to create a new
and distinct company focused specifically on metals for the future.
At that time our key assets were the Wodgina tantalum mine and the Greenbushes tantalum mine and
concentrating plant, both in Western Australia. Together, these two
operations represented one of the world's largest resources of
Both operations had been placed on care and maintenance during the 2008 - 2010 global economic downturn, but they were brought back into operation in early 2011 by our current management team as a result of an upturn in demand, particularly from the electronics and aerospace industries.
In 2011, we purchased the US-based Cabot Supermetals business, which turns tantalum ores and concentrates into a range of metallurgical products and different grades of capacity powders.
As a result of this acquisition we added the Boyertown processing plant and a research and development facility, both in the United States, plus the Aizu processing plant in Japan, to our existing mining and concentrating operations.
Our long-term vision is to build a vertically integrated, global business that can supply all our customers needs for tantalum products as well as other advanced metals. We will continue to invest in the research and development into new tantalum products that is required to ensure continuing use of this material by future-focused industries.
Our most important commitment is to ensure that at all times we are a responsible tantalum supplier by delivering conflict free products into the global supply chain.