Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd was established in 1995 and is the world’s 4th largest integrated ferrochrome producer based in the North West Province, South Africa. It is located in a part of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex which is one of the world‘s largest chrome ore deposits. Hernic operates 4 furnaces, including the largest ferrochrome furnaces in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hernic employs approximately 690 permanent employees and 1600 service provider employees. Hernic operates 2 chrome mines which can produce up to 1.5mt per annum, however one shaft is currently on care and maintenance due to the economic downturn. Hernic operates 4 ferrochrome furnaces with a capacity of 420kt per annum.
With the support of its majority Shareholder, Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, Hernic is well positioned to participate in the expected world growth in the stainless steel industry, and yet, Hernic is striving for more than corporate success. Giving back to the community, protecting the environment, and taking care of its people are key values driving the company’s strategy.
Hernic is the pioneer in the conversion of semi-closed/open furnaces to closed furnace technology. This conversion brings many benefits, including a reduction in particulate matter in atmospheric emissions, better thermodynamic efficiencies and a better work environment for personnel.
Compliance with the Mining Charter is an imperative for the business as a South African based mining company.
Hernic strives to be fair and open to all stakeholders in conducting its business.