About us

Sibelco is a global material solutions company. Our company sources, transforms and distributes specialty industrial minerals – particularly silica, clays, feldspathics and olivine – and is a leader in glass recycling.  Sibelco delivers solutions for society and supports the progress of modern life, from drinking water sanitation to solar technology and from flame retardants to smartphone screens. We serve industries as diverse as glass, ceramics, construction, coatings, polymers and water purification.

Founded back in 1872, we have grown into a multinational business with operations in around 30 countries and an extensive multi-mineral portfolio. We work with customers worldwide across a broad range of industries, delivering solutions that combine high-specification materials with dedicated technical support.

Sibelco seeks to be a great place to work. We strive for continuous improvement in the health and safety of our colleagues and we promote diversity and inclusiveness in all our activities. Sustainability is fundamental part of our vision. As well as developing products that help our customers thrive, we also look at how we can minimise environmental impact and maximise environmental opportunities. We generate economic value through innovation and our ability to meet and anticipate our customers’ expectations.

Our goal is to deliver long-term social, environmental and economic value for our stakeholders, continuously guided by our purpose: Material solutions advancing life.

Our vision

We will become the global leader in the mining, processing & selling of silica sand, and a regional leader in clays for ceramics, feldspathic minerals, olivine and glass recycling. Sustainability, including a relentless focus on safety & CO2 emissions reduction, is a fundamental part of our vision​.


Customer engagement

A fundamental strength of Sibelco is our application-focused research and technical centres. Our research and development programs are rooted in strong customer and industry relationships and nurtured through a process that encourages collaborative exchange. By actively listening and responding to our customers, we strategically place the customer at the centre of our operations.

Innovation is the guiding principle we employ to create value for our stakeholders. We have the flexibility and global network to change as the markets, and therefore the needs of our customers, change, so we are well placed to provide solutions to customers for the long term.