The NAC Group

Our operational history traces its roots to 1968 when a geologist was sent to evaluate a deforested area in Rio Tuba, Bataraza town, at the southernmost area of Palawan Island. Soil samples were sent back to Manila for testing to reveal what at that time was arguably the largest known deposit of lateritic nickel ore in southeast Asia. Today, our combined mining operations produce the largest volume of lateritic nickel ore in the country and is one of the largest in the world, and over time, NAC expanded to renewable sources of energy.

From Earth, for Earth:
Over Five Decades of Responsible Resource Development

July 15, 1969

The Birth of a Vision

A geologist's mission to evaluate a deforested area in Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan Island led to the remarkable discovery of a vast deposit of lateritic nickel ore. This pivotal moment marks the birth of Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) and its interest in sustainable and responsible harnessing of the nation’s patrimony.


Setting Sail to Success

Rio Tuba Nickel Corporation, a subsidiary of NAC, starts shipping high-grade nickel ore to Japan

Expanding Horizons

March 4, 1987

Forging a Formidable Partnership

Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) pioneers a new era of growth and exploration in the nickel mining industry in Claver, Surigao del Norte. For over 36 years, TMC has become a role model in employee safety and meaningful stakeholder engagement while leading the way in responsible resource extraction.

May 1999

Upholding Safety and Health Commitment

Cagdianao Mining Corporation (CMC) was established with a focus on resource development in the municipality of Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands. With over 24 years of experience, CMC has remained dedicated to responsible mining practices and employee welfare.


Shaping and Empowering Communities

Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC), also known as the "Tagana-an Nickel Project," in Hinatuan Island, Surigao del Norte is a prominent contributor of saprolite and limonite ore. HMC has dedicated over 15 years to enhancing the lives of local communities through job creation and the implementation of environmental and social development programs.

July 24, 2008

Uniting Excellence toward Responsible Mining

Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) was established bringing together collective expertise, experience, and goals of RTN, TMC, CMC, and HMC. For over 15 years, NAC has pursued its vision of responsible mining through strategic partnerships and unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, striving to make a positive and lasting impact on the communities where it operates.


From Mining to Sustainable Energy (EPI)

Emerging Power Inc. (EPI) was established with an interest in solar, geothermal, and wind energy. The renewable energy business represents diversification for NAC and is important towards the pivot towards clean energy which further enhances the company’s push for a cleaner and sustainable future.

March 5, 2018

Harnessing the Path Forward (DMC)

Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC) emerges in the northern Luzon province and commences its first year of operations with a strong focus on occupational safety and health, implementing a comprehensive program aligned with DOLE and MGB regulations. With a dedication to environmental stewardship and community engagement, DMC strives to unlock the untapped potential of Dinapigue, Isabela, and pave the way for a sustainable future.