Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats), a leading global producer of platinum, produced 2.026Moz of platinum (approximately 25% of global supply) and 3.858Moz of platinum group metals (PGMs).
Implats’ mining operations are located on the two most significant, known platinum group minerals bearing orebodies in the world: the Bushveld Complex in South Africa and the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe:
In addition, Implats has a 74% interest in the Leeuwkop project through its stake in Afplats, which also has interests in the Imbasa–Inkosi extension project.
While our exploration efforts are focused on proving and extending resources, Implats has a number of projects in Botswana, Canada, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa. Some of these are in joint ventures and alliances with other companies.
At a strategic holding level, we hold an 8.6% interest in Aquarius which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the ASX and the JSE Limited (JSE). Implats also has a 20% stake in Aquarius Platinum South Africa (AQPSA), which has operations on the western (Kroondal and Marikana) and eastern (Everest) limbs of the Bushveld Complex.
Through Impala Refining Services (IRS), Implats uses Impala’s excess smelting and refining capacity to process the concentrate and matte produced by its mine–to–market operations as well as material purchased from other companies. Toll–refining is also undertaken on behalf of other companies. Through our association with A–1 Specialised Services and Supplies Inc., we are one of the largest auto catalyst recyclers in the world.
Implats has a primary listing on the JSE (IMP) and a secondary listing on the LSE (IPLA). The company may also be traded via a sponsored level 1 ADR programme (IMPUY) in the United States.