Sales de Jujuy was founded in 2010 as the local operating company of the Olaroz joint venture project between industrial minerals company Orocobre Limited, Japanese trading company Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and the Argentinian provincial government Jujuy Energia y Mineria Sociedad del Estado (JEMSE).
Production of primary lithium carbonate has commenced at the 17,500 metric tonne battery-grade lithium carbonate plant, located at Olaroz, in the Puna region of northern Argentina. Sales de Jujuy is on its way to becoming a substantial supplier of high quality lithium carbonate to the global market as production ramps up to full volumes over the coming 12 months. The success of Sales de Jujuy’s Olaroz lithium project is largely credited to operating on the principles of sustainability and the implementation of a shared value policy. The company fosters mutually beneficial partnerships with the local communities and businesses to ensure the sustainable development of the project and the communities in which are being operated in. The Olaroz project is recognised as providing a significant long term economically and environmentally sustainable benefit to the community. Sales De Jujuy is a customer focused company which aims to satisfy the immediate needs of our customers and foster long-term supply partnerships with an emphasis on continuous improvement. Sales de Jujuy intends to grow production levels in line with market demand to secure the continuous supply of quality product for our customers. The flexibility of our manufacturing process combined with the future potential of our resource enables us to tailor product solutions for customers.
Sales de Jujuy operates from its head office located in Jujuy, Argentina. Sales de Jujuy is responsible for the daily management and operation of the Olaroz lithium project, reporting directly to Sales de Jujuy Pte. Ltd., an Orocobre and TTC joint venture holdings company based in Singapore. Sales de Jujuy combines the industry knowledge, strength and expertise of the three project partners providing global coverage from a united, local unity. The corporate structure is outlined in the below diagram: