The core of the current Ocean Partners management team built a successful non-ferrous concentrates trading business within the Pechiney Group starting in the early 1990’s. In December 2003, Alcan Inc. acquired Pechiney and immediately set about a review of all existing business units. Alcan quickly concluded that, whilst the Ores & Concentrates Division was a very profitable and well-managed business, it was not a strategic fit with Alcan. Ocean Partners was then established as the result of a management buy-out in October 2004.
Since then, Ocean Partners has recruited a number of high caliber individuals to expand the trading, finance and administrative team, and continue the group’s history of growing from within the ranks of the mining and smelting industry.
The senior traders at Ocean Partners retain a strong academic grounding in technical and economic aspects of the base metal concentrate business. This industrial orientation of our traders allows for a greater analytical and detailed assessment of long term producer partnerships.