SOCIEDADE DE FOMENTO Industrial pvt ltd

Established in 1957 as a mining company, Sociedade de Fomento (SFI) exported its first shipment of iron ore to Holland. It has supplied ore to Sumitomo Metal Industries and Nippon Steel Corporation for over 50 years. SFI entered into long term contracts with several companies including Arcelor Mittal, Romania and Ping Xiang Steel, China. In 1990, Sumitomo Metal Industries rewarded SFI with an evergreen covenant, a memento of trust.


Fomento (Karnataka) Mining Company Private Limited (FKPL) was formed in 1999 for mineral exploration in the iron ore belt of Sandur in the Bellary district of Karnataka, India. In addition to developing this iron ore resource base, FKPL built its own facility to load iron ore into rail wagons for smooth transportation.

INfrastructure logistics private limited

ILPL provides infrastructural and logistics services to the dry bulk market (including iron ore fines/lumps, pellets, coke, and coal). It has arrangements with mine owners in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa and carries out mining activities on their behalf. It also exports iron ore to China and Europe.

Marine infrastructure (goa) private limited

Marine Infrastructure (Goa) Private Limited (MIG) is a joint venture of Infrastructure Logistics Private Limited (ILPL) and Orchard Maritime Services (a Louis Dreyfus subsidiary) for transshipment and other marine logistical solutions. In March 2007 it commenced operation of the first floating crane in the west coast of India. This pioneering effort increases handling capacity and serves larger ships which are unable to dock at the port.


Karnataka Ferro Concentrates Private Limited (KFC) is an undertaking  that aims to upgrade Karnataka iron ore through the means of advance beneficiation and pelletizing technologies. KFC intends to improve the iron content of the ore, maximizing the  potential of the existing resources. The long term goal is to increase the resource base thus providing greater longevity and sustainability in the regions from where the mineral is being sourced.