Our Managing Director, Jean Pierre COLLART, a Belgian citizen, is the owner and trading executive of our company. Fluent in French, English, Dutch, German, and some knowledge in Spanish, Jean Pierre has been in the metals and minerals trading business for over 30 years.

Born in Olen, home of a large non-ferrous metals refinery, he was first exposed to international trading by working in senior positions for some of the largest international trading groups in the field.

Having traded for many years first in non-ferrous metals and ores and thereafter in industrial minerals, Jean Pierre decided in 1986 to establish JPC MINERALS S.A. with the aim to supply the refractory industry with a wide range of its basic raw materials needs (calcined bauxite, andalusite, chamotte, mullite, chromite, etc..).

He then went to further develop the company’s activity by adding exclusive marketing or agency arrangements for some large mineral producers (kaolin, zircon, wollastonite, chromite). This opened up opportunities to penetrate the vast ceramic, glass, and foundry industries. 

During his career Jean Pierre covered many geographical areas and he obviously has the right experience to expand our activity even further.

To download an editorial on JPC Minerals in the Industrial Minerals Magazine in the spring of 2008, click here: IM Y0803 JPC Minerals.pdf


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