About us


Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium, one of the world’s most widely used metals. Active in the sector for more than 110 years, today we operate:

  • large-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries,
  • the world’s most modern and competitive aluminium smelters portfolio.

Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position, key strengths in today’s carbon-constrained world.

Sustainable development principles guide our actions and decisions. Health, safety and environmental excellence are our top priorities.

We’re one of four product groups operated by Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group.

Continuing to pioneer progress
for a better future

Our materials are essential to making modern life work. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

And the strength of our partnerships – with our people, the communities we work with, the countries where we operate, our customers and suppliers – makes human progress possible.

Aluminium History

Technology Developments

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Aluminum Smelter Solution

Aluminum Smelter Solution – AP Technology™ | Aluminum Solution and Production

Aluminum Smelter Solution – Rio Tinto Alcan’s AP Technology deliver the industry’s most comprehensive aluminum smelter solution, combining leading edge AP Technology™ with a century of aluminium production experience