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Turkish recycler expands its European footprint

Europe – Recycling giant Tekeli Group of Turkey is continuing to buy up scrap operations on the European continent. The company is currently finalising negotiations for the opening of its first yard in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, the group’s international trade manager Mehmet G. Cetin confirms to Recycling International.

With the latest operations purchased in Germany, ‘we are targeting to reach 10 000 tonnes per month capacity for the first quarter of 2015’, Cetin states. ‘More acquisitions are to be expected in the coming year.’

Tekeli acquired Alba Group’s Interseroh Jade Stahl yard in Bremen last November and Tekeli Metal Recycling GmbH has been active on the German market ever since. ‘We have increased our capacities, renewed most of the vital parts on our shredder and purchased new yard equipment,’ Cetin points out.

Meanwhile, Tekeli’s partnership with Austrian recycling and waste major Brantner Walter has resulted in the start-up of a new company, Brantner Tekeli Verwertung GmbH. ‘With joint forces of two well-established companies in the European recycling industry, we expect to be a major player in the region,’ Cetin insists.

Tekeli has also purchased a refrigerator recycling plant at Langhagen, Germany, from Scandinavian recycling group STENA Technoworld. The plant will be moved to Tekeli’s 100 000-square-metre recycling facility at Manisa in western Turkey.

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