Minerals and cement are all around us

Economic growth and urbanisation drive increasing demand for cement and minerals. Improved infrastructure, renewable energy options, electric cars, wind and solar energy are considered to be the future, and all of this requires cement and minerals. FLSmidth plays a key role in delivering sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries to support this.

1. Minerals and electronics
Electronic devices and digital solutions play an increasing role in the world and require vast amounts
of minerals.
2. Cement for construction
By 2030, 60% of the global population will live in cities. Urbanisation like this requires cement for construction.
3. Copper for electricity
Copper distributes electricity over long distances with little power loss and important for a future without fossil fuels.

We see clear alignment between our company’s sustainability ambitions and our overarching business strategy and vision, which is to be the leading provider of sustainability within the mining and cement industries.


Innovative solutions since 1882

FLSmidth has a long and great history dating back to 1882. It tells a story that logically leads to where we are today: heading for the future with MissionZero, our sustainability ambition to deliver sustainable productivity to our global customers in mining and cement. 

This was the belief of our founders over a century ago – a belief that inspired them to use their expertise and passion to enable customers to produce more with less. They changed the rules for processing the natural resources that created the world we live in today. And they could only deliver by attracting the right people to the company – skilled and passionate experts like themselves.

Today, we continue their path by helping our customers in mining and cement move towards zero emissions by 2030. And to succeed, our focus is clear: using in-depth process expertise, digital solutions, innovative technology and strong partnerships, we are committed to building a sustainable future.
Alongside internal development and growth, FLSmidth has evolved purposefully through the strategic acquisition of companies in the mining and cement arenas. The largest of these was finalised in 2022 with the acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s Mining business.
This move permitted FLSmidth to solidify its position as a leading technology and services provider for our customers in the global mining industry. The extended full flowsheet coverage following this move, includes a strengthening of our pit-to-plant range of technology and equipment , as well as best-in-class services and digital solutions, covering continuous mining, mineral processing, mining systems and material handling. All to better respond to changing needs in the mining industry and to enable customers to continuingly improve the performance of their entire operations. 

Fast facts

The market-leading supplier of engineering, equipment, and service solutions

Our core strengths and competencies are reflected in our market-leading product range, our ability to implement, manage and maintain projects, and our unmatched operation of minerals and cement processing plants worldwide.


founded in 1882.
10,100+ total employees (since end of 2020).
Present in 60+
countries worldwide.

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