Successful implementation of our "Zero Accidents" safety plan, which implies a profound change in our culture and demonstrates the commitment of the executives and workers with the implementation of concrete measures and actions to fulfill this objective.
Celebration of the 65 years of our company. Today we are a solid company, in constant evolution, that exports its products to countries of the five continents.
Formation of the subsidiary Quimetal Fertilizantes S.A.
Appointment of Arturo Claro FernÃ¡ndez as president of the Board of Directors. (CEO)
Creation of the associated company Quimas S. A
Construction of our San Fernando Plant, in the O Higgins Region, initially designed to store the products that the company manufactures.
Inauguration of our Lonquén Plant, in the municipality of Maipú, Metropolitan Region, where our modern production plant and administrative buildings of the company are located.
Acquisition of a 15-hectare plot on Los Yacimientos street in MaipÃº to build a new plant.
Construction of our Mininco Plant, in the Ninth Region, for the manufacture of SO2 and magnesium sulfate.
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.
The recession of the Chilean economy at the beginning of the decade of the 80s hit strongly the company, however, manages to overcome the crisis years.
After the purchase of shares, businessman Ricardo Claro Valdés and the German chemist, Hans Hanke, took control of the company.
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 exports up to 25 tons of copper oxychloride to Colombia.
The company begins to produce Acoidal, an inorganic product formulated based on sulfur. Because there was no dryer, the sun was used in the summer months to dry these products on the roofs. Subsequently, in 1958 the first dryer was built.
It all started in a small factory that produced copper sulphate in the district of San Miguel, in Santiago. In 1951, after several structural changes, Quimetal Industrial S.A. Officially started its activities in Chile.