Foundry and base metal industry is a sector that provides important inputs for the investments in automotive, construction and infrastructure. Especially in recent years, positive developments and demand increases in the iron and steel industry and the foundry industry have strengthened the sector. The most important items of the sector are iron and steel products, foundry products and non-ferrous metals.
Elazığ has a very rich geography in terms of metallic mines. 45% of the chromium potential of Turkey and one of the biggest copper reserves of our country are located in Elazığ.
The first casting factory in Elazığ was established in 1968 and production was passed in 1972. In Elazığ, there are many companies in the foundry sector that have become well-known. By these companies, various machine parts, chimney covers, park and garden furniture, border elements, gratings, ducts are produced.
The largest ferro-chrome plant in Turkey and one of Turkey's most important copper factories are operating in Elazığ since the early years of the republic.