ALTEO was formed on 1st August 2012, following the purchase of Rio Tinto Specialty aluminas by HIG Capital Europe. It is headquartered in Gardanne France, where it is still operating the first alumina refinery in the world. With three other facilities in Europe, Alteo is one the largest producers of non-metallurgical alumina in the world.


  • Route de Biver  

Town, State, Country

  • Gardanne, France  


  • 13541 

Postal address

  • PO Box 43, Gardanne, 13541  
  • President Frederic Ramé
  • Year Established 2012
  • Year Established Initial 1893
  • No. of employees 501-1,000
  • Ownership HIG Capital Europe, United Kingdom, 100.00%
  • End User Industries Abrasives, refractories, surface treatment, ceramics, glassware, fillers, flame retardents
  • Export Markets Europe, Asia, Middle East


  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001


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