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Sigdo Koppers S.A.

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Sigdo Koppers is a Chilean industrial holding company with operations on five continents. Apart from Chile, in Latin America it has a presence in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, where it acts as a full-service provider for mining and industrial companies, able to deliver the construction and assembly of large scale projects, the rental and sales of machinery and cars, the production of ammonium nitrate, services relating to rock fragmentation and the transport of primary materials and logistics.

The group has structured its operations in three main business areas: services, led by its subsidiaries Ingeniería y Construcción Sigdo Koppers, Puerto Ventanas, and SK Godelius; industrial, formed by Enaex, Magotteaux and Compañía de Hidrógeno Bío Bío; and commercial and automotives, comprising SK Comercial and SKBergé.

As part of its expansion strategy, SK has acquired firms such as Chile's CTI and Somela (1987), Construcciones y Montajes COM (2011), SABO Chile (2012) and Argentina's Frimetal (1990). In addition, in 2001 it joined up with Spanish group Bergé to represent and sell cars in Latin America and in 2011 it gained control of Belgian group Magotteaux, with operations in mining, cement, aggregates, utilities and dredging.

Sigdo Koppers and Peruvian group Brescia formed Nitratos del Perú in 2008 to develop the Paracas ammonia plant in Peru's Pisco province, which is currently suspended. Through its subsidiaries, it is also involved in the construction of the Cochrane thermoelectric plant and the Mina Ministro Hales copper project, both in Chile's Antofagasta region (II).

The group was founded in 1960 and is based in Santiago. In 2005 it formed Sigdo Kopppers S.A. to operate as its parent company.

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