We have succeeded over the years to become the most trusted producer of Copper and Cobalt Products in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, exploiting the Mines of Lupoto, Kimpe, Mabaya and Kapapa, all located in
the Katanga Province. Through our Plant on Kipushi Roadspread over 120 acres and the Lupoto Site which has a
state-of-the-art processing facility with a fully equipped 24X7 lab running by qualified professionals, we
are proud to be one of the first Congolese Mining Companies to process Copper and Cobalt in the
Our Lupoto operations have been extended since 2019 to Sulfuric Acid production facility and to a VAT leaching plant launched in 2020. Somika products meet global & London Metal Exchange (LME) Quality Standards. Fully compliant with the new Mining Code of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our operations and technologies are respectful of the environment, aligned with international standards.
Copper is the most important mineral resource in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This versatile red metal is also a critical component for over 400 alloys, owing to its beneficial physical properties such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as superior strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance.
Derivatives of Cobalt have multi-industry applications in healthcare, industry, and technology.Cobalt (II) Hydroxide is gaining global importance, as governments across the world move towards lowering their carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy solutions like electric vehicles (EV).
Somika commenced production of Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) in 2018. The colorless chemical compound plays a vital role in mineral processing aiding the conversion of the mined ore into a usable form of copper.
Somika is continuously reinforcing its mining operations by bringing more and more areas under operations, targeting a four-fold growth.
Somika has Hydro-metallurgy based facility to manufacture 3000 tonnes Cobalt Hydroxide annually, 30,000 tonnes Copper Cathode annually.
Somika produces Cobalt Hydroxide of 30 to 35% of purity, Copper Cathode of 99.995% of purity and Sulphuric Acid of 98.5% of purity.