mineralia® is dedicated to the extraction and micronization of minerals, to be used as chargers, fillers and extenders for industry. Innovation and continuous improvement have made mineralia® the main producer of barites in the region, while also occupying the top European positions for talc, mica, dolomite, kaolin, quartz and slate.
The company has interests in various mines both in Catalonia and in Morocco.
In this way, we select the most suitable raw materials according to the requirements of our clients and apply state-of-the-art production processes. Thanks to our sales network which is present in all major world markets, we can offer efficient service that meets the needs of all types of industries.
mineralia® is part of Grupo Conesa, the Conesa family business which originated in Figueres, in the Alt Empordà region of Catalonia. Originally from the automotive sector, the family entered the raw materials market in 1978 by joining the Baritas Blancas S.A. company. After several equity movements, the family took over the company in 1983. At that time, it only supplied barite ore from the mines of Calatayud and Córdoba.
From 1984, research intensified for new supply sources from Morocco; this eventually led to closure of the mines located in the Spanish peninsula.
By 1985 Baritas Blancas S.A. was already a leader in the production and sale of barite within the region. This encouraged the family to start exporting, and Minerals Girona S.A was created with this objective in mind. The two companies remained in parallel until 1994 when they converged under the name of the latter and the trade name mineralia®.
Since its inception, mineralia® has prided itself on providing the highest quality materials. For this reason, ever since the 80s there has been continuous investment in our on-site laboratory facilities, which allows optimal control of raw materials, the production process and the final product. Product quality has been the key factor in the company’s growth and the basis of our customers’ trust in us. We have been ISO 9001 certified since the year 2000.
We have our own technical team of chemists and industrial engineers, who design our future products and the industrial processes necessary for manufacturing them.
Part of R+D is exclusively dedicated to the continuous improvement of new and existing processes in order to achieve the highest standards of technical and energy efficiency and sustainability.