Çayeli Bakır İşletmeleri A.Ş. Çayeli Bakır İşletmeleri A.Ş. (CBI) is owned by First Quantum Minerals which is a global copper company that produce copper in the form of concentrate, cathode and anode, and have inventories of nickel, gold and cobalt. First Quantum operate long life mines in several countries and employ approximately 20,000 people world-wide.
CBI owns and operates a 1.2Mtpa underground copper and zinc mine in Madenli, Çayeli in the Province of Rize on the eastern Black Sea coast. For over 30 years Çayeli Bakır has produced copper and zinc concentrates from our underground mine that we market and ship to our customers throughout the world. The demand for the commodities that we produce is largely driven by consumers of electrical and electronic products.
Our employees provide value to our Company through their ideas and efforts, we in return give value to them. Çayeli Bakır values our employees over the commodities we produce, truly “Our employees are our real ore”. Our mining activities are reliant on the ongoing support of our surrounding community, the authorities, our contractors and suppliers.