Sibelco expands silica sand reserves in the north of Spain

Sibelco today announced that it acquired Echasa S.A., a mining company active in the extraction of silica sand from the Laminoria quarry located near Vitoria in the Basque Country, Northern Spain, 160 kilometers away from Sibelco’s nearest silica quarry in Arija.

This acquisition is aligned with the Sibelco 2025 strategy and Sibelco’s vision to become the global leader in silica sand. The acquisition will expand Sibelco’s customer base in the glass, foundry and construction markets in the north of Spain, and extends Sibelco’s silica sand reserves and resources in Western Europe. Echasa S.A. currently employs 51 people.

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