Onwards and upwards

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Vertical integration, or “verticalisation”, is making a comeback in the industrial minerals business

Vertical integration, or “verticalisation”, is making a comeback in the industrial minerals business. This is not a new concept, Henry Ford was busy utilising the benefits of vertical integration for his pioneering automotive business back in the 1920s.

The term describes a style of ownership and control. Vertically...

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