Nules Operations

Our subsidiary company Borax España is strategically located in Nules, Spain near the Castellon Port. We manage port shipping, packing, compacting and distribution throughout the region.

Site capabilities

We have the following capabilities to best serve our European and African customers:

  • Bulk unloading in Castellon port
  • Dedicated flat warehousing for Optibor® and Neobor® products to avoid contamination
  • Fully-owned front end loaders and fork lift trucks for piling and handling
  • Granubor® production via compaction that is then packed in IBCs for easy delivery
  • Packing and palletizing bags and packing IBCs

When it comes to getting our product to customers, we offer two solutions, including:

  • Pallets loaded directly from docks
  • Tankers loaded from our silos

Safety culture

We operate in a culture of safety for employees, vendors, visitors, and customers. Our Borax España site is proud to have a stellar safety record. We have more than 25 years without a lost time incident.

Our safety measures include:

  • A sweeping machine for our warehouses to clean the floor
  • Dust collectors to reduce exposure and avoid dust release to atmosphere
  • A safe, dedicated area for drivers when they are waiting for their trucks to load
  • A safety line for drivers to open hatches when trucks are loaded directly from our silos


At U.S. Borax, we are a part of the communities in which we operate, and our Spain operations are no different. Our team sponsors the following local organizations and events:


Carretera Nacional 340 (pg ind la Mina)
KM 954
12520 Nules, Castellón
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U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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