Befesa invests in the development of a EUR 30m smelting plant


Frankfurt, 18 September 2013 - Befesa, an international specialist in steel dust, salt slag and aluminium recycling and industrial waste disposal, will develop a EUR 30 million smelting plant in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The new smelting plant for manufacturing aluminium alloys is to be built in the industrial area Bernburg. Once fully operational, the new plant will create around 60 new jobs.

Javier Molina Montes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Befesa, says: "The new facility for recovering aluminium will be supplied to a large extent by the nearby Novelis plant in Nachterstedt. The state-of-the-art plant will be developed and operated using the safest and most sustainable technologies, and entail significant benefits for the environment. We assume that the new production site in Bernburg will be one of the most efficient sites in the industry."

Crucial in Befesa's decision to build its new smelting plant in Bernburg were the excellent infrastructure of the region, as well as the local expertise and support for the project from relevant political stakeholders in the state and the city.

About Befesa

Befesa is an international company that specializes in the integral management of industrial waste, with plants in Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Turkey and South Korea, as well as Chile, Argentina and Peru. Thanks to the dedication of its more than 2,000 professionals, Befesa is a leader in the steel dust and salt slags recycling sectors in Europe.

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