The Saltwork in numbers
Some figures for quick reference
- Annual salt production at Bex : 30,000 tonnes of salt, much of which is destined for winter road maintenance (snow removal),
with 6 to 7 thousand tonnes earmarked for water treatment (softening and purification), 3 tonnes for human consumption and 2.5 tonnes packaged for animal feed.
- Annual turnover : 9 million Swiss francs
- Three sectors of activity : Production of salt - Tourism - Electricity
- Number of guided tours at the Minev : more than 65,000 visitors annually