History

Oct. 2000 PPC established
Jan. 2001 Start of operations
Apr. 2006 Copper production operations of both parent companies transferred to PPC
May 2006 PPC acquired equity interest in a Caserones copper and molybdenum deposits
Sept. 2010 Combo-Vessel "MAR CAMINO" was delivered
Mar. 2012 Strengthened recycling capabilities by enhancing facilities at the Saganoseki smelter and refinery
Mar. 2013 Start of refined copper production at the Caserones Mine
July 2013 Gold ingots from the Saganoseki smelter and refinery receive an assurance report from an auditor in accordance the Third-Party Audit Guidance set forth by the London Bullion Market Association
Dec. 2013 The second Combo-Vessel "KORYU" was delivered
May 2014 Start of copper concentrates production at the Caserones Mine
July 2014 Official opening of the Caserones Mine was celebrated in Santiago
Sept. 2014 Ceremony marking the arrival of the first shipment from the Caserones Mine at the Saganoseki smelter and refinery
Mar. 2015 The switchover to the PC method for electrorefining throughout the Group was completed
Dec. 2017 Replaced the flash furnace of the Saganoseki smelter and refinery
Apr. 2020 Transfered resources development business to Nippon Caserones Resources Co.,Ltd., and copper smelting & refining operation to JX Metals Smelting Co., Ltd. and Hibi Smelting Co., Ltd. respectively.