Minmetals Inc. (L.A.), established in 1988, is a subsidiary of China Minmetals Corporation and under the direct management of China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd.

Minmetals Inc. (L.A.) has three major business divisions and two functional divisions.

China Minmetals Corporation, founded in 1950, is a large sized group dealing worldwide in development, production, trading and operation for metals and minerals. It is also engaged in finance, real estate and logistics. In 1999, China Minmetals was listed among the 44 "key enterprises" with a great bearing on national security and economic lifeline under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government.With a history of more than 50 years as one of China's major importers and exporters, Minmetals enjoys a sound reputation in the business world.