Breaking New Paths since 1957
We’re a Spanish company with an international vocation and a world leader in the extraction, treatment, and commercialisation of minerals. Our innovative thinking and more than 65 years of experience have led us to develop more than 250 applications that improve and connect people’s lives throughout the world.
We develop applications by extracting, treating and marketing minerals, and making good use of all resources that make progress possible: Natural, Technological, Experiential, Innovative, Social and Human.
This is why our purpose is to make a positive impact in society by making a better use of 21st Century resources. Our conscious business practices, global vision and innovative culture lead us to constantly investigate, project and drive the areas that we work in.
Business in figures
A journey through our history
Tolsa is born
Tolsa S.A. was founded and its places its first installation in Toledo.
In 1976 we set up our first factory in Madrid. That's when our expansion began. In 1969 we acquired Angloespañoles Silicatos and Hefran company. It's constituted by Minas Torrejón.
We established operating units in Europe. In 1986, we founded the subsidiary Italcat, Tolsa Italia and Tolsa France, and in 1988 we set up Tolsa Benelux.
The consolidation of Tolsa. In 1996 we acquired Steetly Bentonite & Absorbents company, Tolsa UK and Arbensa. We also acquired Societé Senegalaise des Phospahtes de Thies (SSPT) in Senegal and founded Tolsa Argentina. Between 1999 and 2000, Mabensa and Maprochim were established in Morocco. We also acquired Tolsa France.
In 2002 we acquired Mosert Absorbents and we founded Tolsa Nederlands. In 2005, we acquired Gordion and founded Tolsa Turkey, and in 2006, the Honfleur plant in Tolsa France opened.
Tolsa USA is consolidated. In 2014, we founded Tolsa Wyoming Bentonite and Tolsa West Coast. In 2016, we founded Tolsa Brazil. In these 5 years, we became the first mining company to achieve a BSCI certification.
We acquired Biotec and we constituted Tolsa Minerals la Patagonia.
We opened Tolsa Cabañas, our special clay processing plant in Toledo (Spain).
Up to today, we are continually looking for new product lines to create and opportunities to grow. We are leaders in the mining sector.