Dos Folio's MD Carlota Garcia-Abril confirmed that the agency has been tasked with PR work for AZSA, part of the Swiss metals and steel giant Xstrata plc. Dos Folios also handle the PR for AZSA's main rival Espanola de Zinc and refused to comment on how they won the account.
The Dos Folios appointment comes at a rocky time for AZSA. In April, they closed their key plant and have undertaken a multi-million Euro expansion to increase their output. Zinc prices have seen a worldwide fallout due to the continuing global economic recession.
The Portugese government this week announced a global tender for 51 per cent of zinc and copper prducer Somincor, which may attract bids from both Espanola and AZSA.