Metals for Progress

We are a recycling company that valorises complex non-ferrous materials by returning metals back into the value chain. We care about the future and our planet. We combine our technology and know-how to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment, climate and people, in order to preserve our natural resources and to build a bright future for tomorrow.

Aurubis Beerse nv

With about 450 employees Aurubis Beerse operates a variety of processes and technologies to recycle and refine complex, low grade recycling materials into non-ferrous metals, metal products and minerals. The company was founded as Metallo-Chimique N.V. in 1919 and is currently the biggest tin recycler in the world.

The Aurubis Group

Aurubis Beerse is part of the Aurubis Group, a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and the largest copper recycler worldwide. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and a number of other metals as well, including precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc.

Our management
  • Dirk Vandenberghe - Senior VP Managing Director & Director
  • Caroline Bogaerts - Executive Finance Director & Director
  • Bert Coletti - R&D Director
  • Dirk Wouters - Technology Director
  • Steven Smets - Production Director
  • Inge Maes - Sustainability Director
  • Ingrid Waghemans - HR Director
Our History
Aurubis Beerse

Aurubis Beerse was founded in 1919 as ‘La Metallo-Chimique N.V.’. By 1923 it was processing a wide variety of raw materials ranging from copper trouser-studs to foundry and factory grindings. In the sixties a process was developed to recycle copper, tin and lead out of more complex raw materials. Today, Metallo excels in recycling and refining non-ferrous materials.