SHEMSH MAGNESIUM ARAS (“Shemaco”) was initiated in 2014 to provide an alternative low-cost supply option for pure Magnesium and Magnesium alloys to Europe's leading industrial buyers.
Shemaco is located at the Aras Free Trade Zone in East Azerbaijan, just a short distance from the Turkish border and a few days by truck from European manufacturing. Utilising a natural gas fuelled Silicothermic Pidgeon process, the project was designed to produce 12,000 tpa of pure and alloy Magnesium ingots and ground powder products (ISO 8287) as well as 15,000 tpa of Ferrosilicon.
Magnesium production in East Azerbaijan benefits from an abundance of the raw materials required and exceptionally low energy and labour costs, placing Shemaco amongst the lowest cost producers globally. Through a strategic partnership with the world’s leading Magnesium alloying and casting specialist, Shemaco offers a highly technical downstream capability. Bringing together these upstream and downstream advantages results in a price competitive, high quality and environmentally friendly product on a ‘just-in-time’ basis for the European marketplace.
It is Shemaco’s intention to demonstrate an ongoing and determined commitment to improving health and safety throughout its organisation, increasing operational efficiencies and reducing its carbon footprint. The Group strives to build long-term and reliable partnerships with its international clients.