As Meta Nickel Cobalt, we feel responsible for the legacy of a deep-rooted history that dates back to 5000 BC in mining. As an industry which creates added value with R&D and innovation, we transform this inheritance into a value that our country needs for future goals of development.
The nickel-cobalt plant that we build in Gördes and that we will invest a total of 860 million dollars until 2023, is the most concrete example of our “new generation mining” approach. In our Gördes mine, we bring in nickel and cobalt to the Turkish economy with an exemplary production process, which were once imported due to the fact that our country did not have enough know-how in the past. The driving force behind this production process, respectful to the environment, is the belief in R&D, technology and innovation. While continuing to increase our own R&D activities, we also make specialized institutions and organizations, especially universities, a part of our family. We constantly cooperate with TUBITAK supported R&D projects, Middle East Technical University, Hacettepe University and Istanbul University. Our goal is to create a new generation mining R&D base in Turkey with this big family in the future.
We set bigger targets in mining every day with Zorlu Holding's industrialist and investor identity and the driving force of the most important elements of its DNA such as R&D and innovation. In the future, we aim to develop our production capabilities in concentrated nickel production towards high value-added forms, including the production of rare elements.