Iran Aluminium Company (IRALCO)

Also Known As: 

Iran Aluminium Company
IRALCO Aluminum Factory
Iranian Aluminium Company
Aluminum Company of Iran
Iran Aluminum Co.
Iran Aluminium Co. (Iralco) P.L.C
Iran Aluminium Company (IRALCO)
Iranian Aluminium Co. (IRALCO)
Iranian Aluminum Company (Iralco)
Iran Aluminum Company -Iralco
Iran Aluminium Co. (ERALCO)


Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Arak Road Km 5, Tehran Road, 38189-8116, Arak, Iran
Postal Code: 31 Arak, Iran
Arak-Arak Miles 5 Road - Tehran PO Box 31 8116-9-38189, Iran
P.O. Box: 31 - Manabe-Tabiee Blvd., Arak, Iran
No. 8, 4th Alley, N Naft St., Mirdamad Bld Tehran, 19189, Iran
No 49 Mollasadra Avenue, After Kordestan Highway, Vank S9 Arak, Tehran, Iran
Km. 5th of Qom Rd., Arak, Iran



98 861 4130430


98 861 413023

Entity Web Site:

An Iranian aluminum production company; has directly supported Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and helped designated entities violate E.U. and U.N. sanctions on Iran, according to the European Union; U.S. sanctions target Iran's aluminum sector because it serves as a source of revenue that may be used to provide funding and support for proliferation, terrorism, and military expansion. 

Accounts for approximately 75 percent of Iran's total aluminum production volume; first producer of aluminum bricks in Iran; maintains a laboratory with expertise in chemistry, granulation and mesh analysis, and X-ray diffusion and fluorescence. 

In 2021, reportedly exported aluminum ingots to Turkey; since August 2019, has received materials including carbon blocks and cathode blocks from the China-based company Pamchel Trading Beijing Co. Ltd. via the Iran-based firm Khalagh Tadbir Pars Co. according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; in 2016, reportedly signed a $2 billion agreement with the China-based company China Railway Group Limited (CREC) to develop an IRALCO plant in Kheirabad Industrial Estate in Arak, Markazi Province, Iran; has reportedly collaborated with the China-based firm China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd (NFC) on an aluminum project in Kazakhstan. 

In 2012, had a contract to supply aluminum to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA) according to the European Union; in 2012, reportedly co-hosted the Second Iran International Aluminum Conference with the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO); in 2005, reportedly agreed to purchase products from Al-Mahdi Aluminum Corporation. 

Established in 1963; plant inaugurated in 1972. 


Listed by the European Union on December 22, 2012, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; E.U. sanctions were annulled on September 15, 2015, by the E.U. General Court.

Added on January 10, 2020, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13871, which targets Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned on December 11, 2012, by the government of Canada for involvement in Iran's proliferation activities or affiliation with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), prohibiting (with some exceptions) its access to goods, funds, and related services in Canada; Canadian sanctions removed on February 5, 2016.

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Date Entered: 

September 28, 2021

Date Last Modified: 

September 28, 2021