Flanders Metals Valley Member

Aurubis Beerse

Aurubis is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. Our metals are the basis for global megatrends: from electric vehicles to renewable energy. Our commitment to sustainability, innovation and responsible business practices is unwavering. We benefit from cutting-edge technology and know-how to produce high-quality copper and other metals to meet the ever-growing demand for these essential materials. Aurubis enables tomorrow!  

In line with its “Metals for progress: Driving sustainable growth” strategy, Aurubis is committed to expanding its leadership role in sustainability. Aurubis responsibly transforms raw materials into value and integrates sustainable conduct and business activities into the corporate culture. This involves a careful approach to natural resources, responsible social and ecological conduct in everyday business, and sensible, healthy growth.

The Aurubis Group (HQ Hamburg) has two production sites in Belgium, located in the province of Antwerp: Aurubis Beerse and Aurubis Olen.

Aurubis Olen is a leading producer of copper anodes, copper cathodes, Aurubis Rod, Aurubis Foxrod and Aurubis Bars & Profiles. With over 100 years of expertise in Olen, the production plant is a strong and solid partner that continuously invests in safety, sustainability and efficiency improvements. Over 650 employees work in Olen to create value from raw materials and recycled materials. Aurubis Olen produces more than 275,000 tons of copper products annually to lay the foundation for current and future gigatrends.

Aurubis Beerse is one of the world’s largest tin recyclers and is a recycling company with a clear focus on valorizing complex non-ferrous materials by bringing metals back into the value chain. This is done by using various metallurgical processes and technologies to recycle and refine complex, low-value recycling materials into non-ferrous metals, metal products, and minerals. The company was founded in 1919 as Metallo-Chimique N.V. and currently employs approx. 450 employees.   As one Aurubis, we aim for a green future full of sustainable possibilities and solutions.


Aurubis refines copper, nickel, and other metals essential for Europe's energy transition through sustainable recycling of consumer scrap and secondary materials. Building on a rich metallurgical tradition, we participate in Flanders Metals Valley to create a fully circular and climate-neutral metals industry. Our commitment at Aurubis is to reduce our ecological footprint, promote sustainability, and make a positive impact on the environment and society, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Dirk Vandenberghe // Senior VP Managing Director & Board Member