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We are the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash
WE Soda's operations have grown significantly since we started commercial production at our first plant in 2009 and we are now the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash. Today, we produce over 5 million tonnes of natural soda ash and sodium bicarbonate every year and we sell our products to industrial customers in ~80 countries around the world.
5 millionOver 5 million tonnes of soda ash and sodium bicarbonate per year
80We export to ~80 countries around the world
WE Soda in numbers
We currently operate two large-scale, modern, natural soda ash production facilities at Eti Soda and Kazan Soda in Turkey. We use innovative solution extraction technology to obtain trona ore, a naturally occurring mineral, processed to produce soda ash in an environmentally sustainable way, earning us independent recognition from a number of sustainability specialists such Sustainalytics, CDP and EcoVadis. We are proud to supply the world with high quality, natural soda ash, built on a culture of continuous improvement.
$1.8 billion revenues in FY22
WE Soda’s revenues in FY2022 were $1.773 billion
Commercial production began in 2009
Commercial production started at our first plant in 2009
Over 5 million tonnes produced in 2022
We produced over 5 million tonnes of natural soda ash and sodium bicarbonate in 2022
Sold in ~80 countries worldwide
Our products are sold in ~80 countries around the world
10th most consumed industrial ingredient
Soda ash is the tenth most consumed industrial ingredient in the world
One third of CO2 emissions
Our solution extraction process produces around one third of the CO2e emissions versus synthetic soda ash production – 0.343 mt of CO2e per mt of soda ash production
We have around 1,390 colleagues across our business
What is soda ash?
Soda ash (chemically known as sodium carbonate or Na₂CO₃) is a simple, safe, alkali salt that is highly soluble in water and the tenth most highly consumed inorganic industrial ingredient in the world.
It is an essential component in a wide variety of industrial processes with no economically feasible and environmentally viable substitute in almost all such processes, and without which most of the industrial consumers of soda ash cannot operate.
It is used in the manufacture of glass, solar panels, electric vehicle batteries, powdered detergents, silicates and sodium-based chemicals and in various other industrial applications. It is also used to produce sodium bicarbonate, which is used in flue gas treatment, food, animal feed and various environmental and healthcare applications.