Our business

Our role is to build, maintain and even run entire operations literally from the ground up. Sustainability is at the core of what we do. This means helping our customers create the smartest value from natural resources and working with them to find the most sustainable solutions for water, energy, minerals, and handling the full value chain from ore to metals.

Minerals processing

We offer sustainable mineral processing solutions, from pre-feasibility studies to complete plants and life-cycle services. Our comprehensive offering makes the efficient and profitable treatment of virtually all ore types possible. With more than a century of experience, we have the heritage as well as the established R&D resources to continuously improve and develop sustainable technologies in-house.

We design and deliver state-of-the-art mineral processing equipment, optimized processes, including intelligent automation and control systems, as well as complete plants. Fast and reliable ramp-up combined with long-term operation and maintenance services ensure that customers receive the best return on their investments.

Metals, energy & water

We provide sustainable solutions for metals processing, renewable energy production and industrial water treatment.

Outotec possesses over a century of experience in developing technologies at our in-house R&D centers. This has resulted in an extensive range of solutions for processing virtually all types of ores and concentrates to refined metals. We have also strong expertise in sulfuric acid processing for metallurgical plants and elemental sulfur. Our services and solutions range from prefeasibility studies to complete plants with life-cycle services.

We also offer technologies and services for renewable and conventional energy production. Our combustion and gasification technologies utilize various fuels such as biomass, coal, sludge, agricultural and industrial by-products as well as sorted waste. In addition, we offer solutions for oil winning from oil shale and sustainable phosphorus recycling from sewage sludge ashes.

With a long tradition of applying water treatment processes for mines and metallurgical plants, we offer efficient and sustainable solutions for the treatment of industrial process and waste waters. Our solutions produce water that meets environmental discharge standards, maximize water recycling, and reduce water and energy consumption.


Our services range from supplying an individual spare part to comprehensive solutions covering maintenance and operations. We focus on creating unique solutions to enhance the performance and productivity of our customers' plants and equipment.

Outotec in brief

Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the sustainable use of Earth's natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, Outotec has developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades. The company also provides innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Outotec's two business areas are Minerals Processing, and Metals, Energy & Water.

Major shareholders -  July 31, 2017
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Solidium Oy
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Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
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Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
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Tamares Nordic Investments B.V.
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The State Pension Fund
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5 largest owners total
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Shareholder structure July 31, 2017
9.63% Non-Finnish holders
65.84% Finnish institutions, companies and foundations
24.53% Finnish private investors
33.68% Of which nominee registered

IR contacts

Ms Rita Uotila
Vice President
Investor Relations
Tel: +358 20 529 2003
Ms Riitta Lind
Executive Assistant
Tel: +358 20 529 2005
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