​Founded in 1955, General Smelting of Canada, a Glencore Company, is one of North America's most established manufacturers of cast, rolled, extruded, welded and machined lead and tin based products and alloys. Located in Lachine, a borough of Montreal, the plant specializes in the fabrication of lead alloy anodes for metal refining and electrowinning processes along with anodes for chrome plating and pickling applications. We also offer specialized services in recycling and industrial construction, as well as maintenance services for equipment used in sulfuric acid plants worldwide.

General Smelting of Canada has an extensive lead recycling program, buying large quantities of secondary lead through a well-established supply network. All our processes and procedures are documented and controlled in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 standards. Please take a minute to browse our Website to find out more about our extensive product line, and do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

Our Mission

To be a partner of choice, for added value non-ferrous metal alloys and fabricated products, offering a prompt and flexible service to clients worldwide.

Our Values

  • Health, safety and environmental stewardship. Click here to learn more
  • Quality of products and services (in French only): 100% compliance with client specifications
  • ISO 9001: 2015 Certification
  • Teamwork and respect
  • Integrity
  • Pride
  • Continuous improvement

Our contractual conditions

Being owned by Glencore ensures us access to a stable supply of commodities. Glencore is one of the world's largest mining groups. Operations span four continents to service multiple commodity markets – copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold, steaming and coking coal, ferrochrome and nickel. Glencore is also one of the world´s largest producers of zinc concentrates and refined zinc with multiple Canadian operations.

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