Basic Element (company)

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Basic Element Group of Companies
diversified industrial group
Industry Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Construction and Aviation.
Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder Oleg Deripaska
Headquarters Moscow, Russia

Basic Element (Russian: Базовый элемент, /Bázovyi elyemyént/, or simply “Базэл”) is one of the largest diversified industrial groups in Russia founded in 1997 and owned by Oleg Deripaska. It is based in Moscow, Russia.[1] It was known as Siberian Aluminum until 2001.[2]


Basic Element's main assets are concentrated in six economic sectors - energy and mining, manufacturing, financial services, construction and real estate, agribusiness and airport management.[3]

About 250,000 people work at the Group's companies in Russia, the CIS, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America.[4]

In 2007 the company's revenues were $26.8 bln, growing 45% relative to the previous year. It had $45 bln worth of assets.[5] In 2012 the company's revenues were $27 bln.[6]


Energy and mining sector[edit]

En+ Group is Russia-based diversified mining, metals and energy group. En+ Group holds:[7]

  • 47.41% stake in alumina and aluminium producer UC RUSAL
  • 100% stake in EuroSibEnergo PLC power company
  • a 100% in Strikeforce Mining and Resources Ltd (SMR) (ferromolybdenum producer)
  • a 100% in En+ Downstream (includes aluminium downstream assets)
  • a 100% in En+ Coal
  • Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC) which has run the Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP) aluminum smelter in Montenegro - and the Rudnic Boxita Niksic bauxite mine, which supplies raw materials for the smelter, since 2005.
  • Dmitrov Pilot Plant for Aluminium Canning Tape (DOZAKL) strip with a polished surface for the manufacture of lamplight reflectors and lath ceilings.[8]

Machine building sector[edit]

The Russian Machines corporation was established in 2005 to unite Basic Element's machine building assets.[7]

Russian Machines is a diversified corporation, with industrial and engineering assets in the following sectors:

  • automobile manufacturing, production of road-building equipment(GAZ Group),
  • automobile components (RM Systems),
  • freight cars (RM Rail)
  • aircraft building (Aviakor),
  • road construction machinery (GAZ Group),
  • equipment for the armed forces (Military Industrial Company).

Russian Machines Corporation manages 26 facilities located across 14 regions of Russia.

Airport management[edit]

Basel Aero - the operating company for the Sochi, Krasnodar, Gelendzhik, Yeysk and Anapa airports.

Basel Aero Airports[edit]

These airports handle more than 7% of the total passenger flow in the Russian Federation.

According to the press Basel operates Harkiv Airport.[9]

Financial services sector[edit]

Construction sector[edit]

Glavstroy Corporation is a vertically integrated construction holding. Management functions are carried out by Glavstroy-Management.[7]

  • Construction of housing and public buildings (Glavmosstroy)
  • Construction of transport infrastructure (Transstroy)
  • Development (OJSC Glavstroy, Glavstroy-Spb and RogSibAl)
  • Production of building materials (Basel Cement)

Other businesses[edit]


  • The Kuban AgroHolding
  • AquaDin (LLC), manufacturer of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Voskhod Stud Farm

Media business[edit]

  • FORWARD MEDIA GROUP publishing house

Network projects[edit]

  • Rospechat Agency
  • PONY EXPRESS, provider of express post and parcel delivery services

Port business[edit]

  • Imeretinsky Port, Sochi

Real estate[edit]

  • BasEl Real Estate


  1. ^ "Basic Element Company". Business Week. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "History of the Russian Aluminium Industry". Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Business". Basic Element. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Company key facts". Basic Element. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Basic Element increases assets and revenues". Basic Element. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Суммарная выручка группы "Базовый элемент" в 2012г. составила 27 млрд долл.". RBC. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Business". 
  8. ^ "Our businesses". 
  9. ^ "Аэропорт Харькова оказался под управлением «Базэла» Олега Дерипаски - Газета РБК". 

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