The Société Anonyme Chérifienne d’Études Minières (SACEM) is a company under Moroccan law, operating in the mining sector since 1929. Its activity covers the extraction, processing and marketing of Manganese ore.
The exploitation started in 1938. The opening of the first mine took place in 1946, just after the Second World War.
The IMINI mining site is located in the region of Ouarzazate, 160 km south-east of Marrakech and 45 km north-west of Ouarzazate, on a plateau on the southern flank of the High Atlas Mountain, at an altitude of 1500 m.
The mining site is located in IMINI in the region of Ouarzazate, 160 km south-east of Marrakech and 45 km north-west of Ouarzazate, on a plateau on the southern flank of the High Atlas, at an altitude of 1500 m.
The raw Manganese ore is extracted from underground mines, after grade control. The ore is concentrated in the site’s processing plants. Several final products with commercial grades are manufactured to meet the different needs of users.
Manganese is consumed in different sectors such as high technology, metallurgy, steelmaking and fine chemicals.
IMINI’s Manganese is traded in the international market of four continents, namely:
The mining activity development of the company is executed within a “Five-Year Business Plan” approach prioritizating key projects, diversifying the Manganese markets portfolio and the reinforcing its international presence. Those Business Plans also takes into careful consideration the preservation of the environment, as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept.