Flanders Metals Day at Aurubis & Umicore

  • Wednesday 29 March 2023 from 15h30 to 20h30
  • Umicore & Aurubis Olen
    Watertorenstraat 33 - 2250 Olen

During this first Flanders Metals Day of 2023 we are able to offer our members 2 different company visits merged into one! As the plants of Umicore and Aurubis in Olen are just next to each other, these 2 FMV members have joined forces and are opening their plants for a combined Flanders Metals Valley visit.

Both companies are specialized in transforming metal concentrates, scrap metals and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals.

Aurubis in Olen is specialized in the production of copper anodes, copper cathodes, Aurubis Rod, Aurubis Foxrod and Aurubis bars & profiles. With the copper products they lay the solid foundation for the gigatrends of the future as digitalization, e-mobility, … The plant in Olen employs over 630 employees who, together with the complete Aurubis Group, aim for a green future of sustainable possibilities and solutions.

Umicore is a leading specialist in the circular materials technology. The plant in Olen revolves around recycling, clean technology, research, development and the production of high-tech materials based on cobalt and germanium. These materials can be found in rechargeable batteries and solar energy which makes Umicore, next to their key role in other industrial sectors, a key player in the transformation towards a carbon-free mobility.

Our event is open for members of the Flanders Metals Valley and free of charge. To attend, an online registration is mandatory via the link here under. Due to security reasons, the available places for this event are limited to 60. Registered participants will get a confirmation e-mail to confirm their registration.

In case of a no-show a fee of €50 will be charged if not cancelled before 15/03/2023.


15h30 – 16h30

Welcoming & introduction at Aurubis/Umicore in Olen

16h30 – 19h00

Plant tour

19h00 – 20h30

Informal networking with food and drinks