+70 years of experience

Preparing inorganic compounds based on copper, sulfur, molybdenum, magnesium and aluminum for the agricultural and industrial sector.

Our company

We are a leading Chilean company in the manufacturing of chemical products worldwide.
We stand out for quality, innovation and global expansion and our vision includes diversification and strategic collaboration to open opportunities in different markets.

Companies associated

We offer solutions high value integrals

For agriculture, viticulture, pulp and mining.

Among our objectives is to promote the personal and professional growth of our employees and act responsibly with the community around us and the environment.

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ISO 9001, ISO 14001 e ISO 45001.

TÜV Rheinland has once again certified our COMMITMENT to QUALITY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR WORKERS.

Our history

1951
FOUNDATION

It all begins in a small factory that produced copper sulfate in the commune of San Miguel, in Santiago, until, in 1951, after several structural changes, Quimetal Industrial S.A. officially begins its activities in Chile.

1956
ACOIDAL

The company begins to produce Acoidal. Because there was no dryer, the sun was used in the summer months to dry these products on the roofs. Later, in 1958, the first dryer was built.

1964
EXPORTS

Thanks to the commercial opening of Chile and the incorporation of new products, the export business is opened to other countries. During that year the company exported up to 25 tons of copper oxychloride to Colombia.

1976
NEW PROPERTY

After purchasing shares, the businessman Ricardo Claro Valdés and the German chemist, Hans Hanke, obtain control of the company.

1980
CRISIS AND RECOVERY

The recession of the Chilean economy in the early 1980s hit the company hard, however, it managed to overcome the years of crisis.

1985
WOOD PROTECTION

Formation of the company Protección de Madera Ltda. after alliance with the company Hickson Timber Products. They currently operate in Chile under the Lonza-Quimetal brand.

1991
MININCO PLANT

Construction of our Mininco Plant, in the Ninth Region, for the manufacture of SO2 and magnesium sulfate.

1994
SITE ACQUISITION IN MAIPÚ

Acquisition of a 15-hectare land on Los Yacimientos street, in the commune of Maipú, to build a new plant.

2000
LONQUÉN PLANT

Inauguration of our Lonquén Plant, where our modern production plant and the administrative buildings that we currently use are located.

 

2001
SAN FERNANDO PLANT

Construction of our San Fernando Plant, in the O Higgins Region, initially designed to store the products manufactured by the company.

 

2003
QUIMAS S.A

Creation of the associated company Quimas S. A.

 

2007
NEW PRESIDENT

Appointment of Arturo Claro Fernández as president of the Board of Directors.

2010
QUIMETAL FERTILIZANTES S.A.

Formation of the subsidiary Quimetal Fertilizados S.A.

 

2016
QUIMETAL ANNIVERSARY

Celebration of 65 years of our company. Today we are a solid company, in permanent evolution, that exports its products to countries on the five continents.

 

2017
ZERO ACCIDENTS

Successful implementation of our "Zero Accidents" safety plan, which implies a profound change in our culture and demonstrates the commitment of executives and workers to the implementation of concrete measures and actions to meet this objective.

2020
PANDEMIC

We managed to overcome the pandemic with very few internal infections and maintaining the
productive operations in order to fulfill the commitments with our
customers.

2021
PLANT INAUGURATION.

Operations of the new Sulfur Dioxide and Sodium Bisulfite Manufacturing Plant built at the Lonquén Plant begin.

 

2022
NEW PRESIDENT ROLANDO MEDEIROS

After the sensitive death of Don Arturo Claro, Rolando Medeiros assumes the presidency.

2023
NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Alfredo Claro joins the Quimetal Team as General Manager.
Alfredo had already spent time at Quimetal in previous years, but now he returns to continue promoting the growth and consolidation of our company.

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