Iron alloys cover most needs as a structural material for the manufacture of machines and tools, utensils and containers of all kinds, wires, etc. However, when specific properties are required for specific applications such as high electrical or thermal conductivity, low weight, oxidation and corrosion resistance, other metals must be used.
Recycling metals has a positive impact on the environment by reducing the natural resources needed to produce new products. Recycling significantly reduces water, air pollution and mining waste by 70%. Furthermore, using recycled aluminium reduces air pollution by 95%, saves 90% of the energy consumed in making it and helps reduce use of electrical energy, compared to starting the process from scratch with virgin raw materials.
At FERIMET we have the necessary facilities and processes to treat the metals we receive with the quality required in their production processes.
“Thanks to our recovery processes, we help reduce the extraction of natural resources from our planet”
Collection and treatment plants
Our 18 plants enable us to carry out far-reaching collections and proper material classification and separation procedures
Shredder specialised in aluminium
Grinding mill for metal recovery.
Mill specialised in grinding and separating copper from its PVC coatings.
Plant specialised in metal recovery
We have two flotation units (one wet and the other with XR technology) that allow separation by alloy of the different types of aluminium and heavy metals.
Inductive separation plants
Magnetic and current-induced separation. This is especially indicated for stainless steel and composites.
Specialised machinery for packaging different types of metals to increase the volumes transported on each trip and reduce the impact on the carbon footprint.
Our main areas of activity
Metal recovery and
At Ferimet we buy, store, process and prepare for sale the main non-ferrous metals, including aluminium, copper, brass, zinc, lead and bronze
Recycling of packaging
Ferimet’s centres receive, classify and store all types of metal packaging, which after being processed are sent to our customers to complete the recovery and recycling process. All processes are approved by the Integrated Packaging Management System, Ecoembes.
At FERIMET we collect, recycle and classify different types of cable containing non-ferrous materials, mainly copper and aluminium or tinned copper. After processing the cable, the main products we obtain are: copper shot, aluminium shot, rubber, PVC and polyethylene.
We have a copper mill specialised in the treatment of copper cable at our Ferimet Sabadell plant.
Spent batteries, due to their lead and sulphuric acid content, are hazardous waste and cannot be discarded like any household waste.
At Ferimet’s plants, we collect and temporarily store lead batteries, which are then transferred to specific treatment plants for their final recycling. For this purpose we have a fleet of trucks and warehouses authorised to manage these materials.