Boliden SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Boliden with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Boliden AB


Mining and minerals


Heavy Equipment & Engineering

Tagline/ Slogan

Boliden is a metals company with focus on sustainable development


The most modern mine in sweden

Boliden STP


Industrial segmentation

Target Group

Integrated  steel companies and other manufacturers of semi-finished products


Highly expanding company while accepting its responsibility for people, the environment and society.

Boliden SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Boliden. Strengths are:

1. Experienced business units along with skilled workforce
2. The goods produced are sold both to the Group’s own smelters and to external customers
3. Boliden owns and operates Europe’s biggest zinc mine at Tara in Ireland
4. High productivity levels and efficient milling processes that also exploit the ore’s gold and silver content.
5. Employee base of 4,000+
6. Bolden has conducted 3,000km of exploration drilling
7. Capacity to recycle precious metals
8. Boliden is committed to long-term sustainable development and strives to be the first sustainable link in the value chain of its metals.


Here are the weaknesses of Boliden :

1. High market competitiveness in the market for the variety of products
2. Product sales highly dependent on the economic conditions internationally giving the company financial setbacks in past


Following are the Opportunities of Boliden :

1. Opportunity to produce higher quality refined products to bank on higher prices for products compared to the current product quality
2. Captive power plant to reduce cost and improve profitability
3. Diversification of mined products into more non-ferrous highly demanded minerals


The threats of Boliden are as mentioned :

1. Currently high and constant rise in raw material cost
2. Government regulations and changing environment policies poses an operational challenge to the company
3. Threat of sustained revenues owing to weak European market as well as fluctuating international prices

Boliden Competition


1. Teck Resources Limited

2. Umicore NV

3.Nyrstar NV

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