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14/10/2021

MM Metal Recycling builds new Moerdijk warehouses


Five years after developing their first location in the Port of Moerdijk, MM Metal Recycling BV is expanding. The Dutch subsidiary of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and Hanwa Co. Ltd. will build new warehouses next to the existing European collection and inspection point for E-scrap. The new buildings will be mainly warehousing incoming and outgoing cargoes, they will be on a plot of almost 3 hectares.

MM Metal Recycling BV was founded as the European collection point for E-scrap – such as printed circuit boards and capacitors of waste electrical and electronic equipment which contain copper and precious metals –in Moerdijk in 2016. Harald Wagemaker, General Manager in Moerdijk: “The new building should be operational at the beginning of April 2022. Upon completion, handling capacity of MM Metal Recycling BV is expected to increase by 50%, enabling it to capture the further growing E-scrap market in Europe.”

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has been developing the E-scrap recycling business, taking advantage of the Mitsubishi Process for continuous copper smelting, a unique technology for smelting precious metals with the lowest environmental impact in the industry, through the combined operations of their Naoshima Smelter & Refinery and Group company Onahama Smelting & Refining Co., Ltd.

Ferdinand van den Oever, CEO Port of Moerdijk: “We are pleased with the expansion of MM Metal Recycling BV at the Industrial Park Moerdijk. They are a key player in the recycling business, making it a great asset to our industrial complex.”

About MM Metal Recycling BV

Japanese company, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation is a key player in the global recycling industry. MM Metal Recycling BV is an E-scrap Sampling Center at a 30,000m2 site in the industrial area at the Port of Moerdijk. MM Metal Recycling BV is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation: a key player in the global recycling industry (90%) and Hanwa Co., Ltd. (10%).

Port of Moerdijk

Port of Moerdijk is the fourth largest seaport in the Netherlands and the most inland of all. With the open connection to the sea and a maximum of choice between shortsea, inland shipping, rail, road or pipelines all European destinations are within reach. Thanks to its strategic location, Port of Moerdijk is a logistics hotspot par excellence and an important hub for the sustainable process industry.

It is the 2nd largest economic engine of the province North Brabant and an important source of employment.


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