Solway Investment Group, GmbH is a private international mining and metals group located in Switzerland. Our main areas of expertise are industrial project development, relaunching production assets, and developing new projects. We seek out singular opportunities that can make a substantial positive impact on both a facility and a region. At Solway, we derive great satisfaction from bringing a community and a project back to life.

Solway operates mines and smelting plants in Guatemala, Ukraine, Russia, Indonesia, and Macedonia, with a focus on nickel production. We have a strong portfolio of mineral projects in various stages of development, which increases both our mineral reserves and our production capacity, in particular in the Group’s nickel segment. The value of the Group’s assets amounted US $1.3 billion on June 30, 2017.

Solway is the largest privately owned nickel producer in a sector dominated by public companies. We are proud to have an incredibly loyal core team whose dedicated work allows us the flexibility to make quick decisions. We are one of the fastest-growing businesses in the mining and metals sector. Our mission is to become one of the leading global vertically integrated nickel producers. Our long term strategy is focused on developing our existing portfolio of premium nickel projects.


Challenge – Solway embraces challenge and continuously manages ambitious projects successfully. Exceptional team performance and a positive attitude mean we can meet these challenges head on. We often take on projects that are not as attractive to major market players because of complex local social and economic conditions. Our Guatemalan and Ukrainian smelting facilities are good examples of Solway’s ability to revive stagnant projects. In those regions, we used our experience to evaluate the risks and costs and were able to make a more compelling proposal to stakeholders than other bidders. Our past successes in Ukraine and Macedonia demonstrated that, although site management could be technically, socially, and economically challenging, reviving these projects was not impossible.

Transform – Solway views the positive changes we bring to the regions where we operate as a great source of motivation. We seek out singular opportunities where we can make a substantial and positive impact on a project and its associated local community. We find it hugely rewarding to see these changes occur.

Deliver – Solway delivers not only to our shareholders, but also to all stakeholders, taking responsibility for the social and economic well-being and sustainability of our employees and of the communities where we operate, embedding good practices and ensuring complete accountability.