Established in 1980 the company today operates at two production sites; at La Negra, near Antofagasta, and at the Salar de Atacama.
The headquarters is located in Santiago de Chile.
In 1984, Rockwood Litio Ltda. started the production of Lithium carbonate at its La Negra facility, based on natural brines from the Salar de Atacama, one of the driest deserts on earth.
Potash, for the manufacture of fertilizers, is also recovered at the Salar.