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Wieland expands circular copper vision

Wieland Group is investing EUR 80 million in a new copper recycling plant at its main German production site in Vöhringen.

The expansion adds approximately 80 000 tonnes of annual recycling capacity, which represents a significant next step in the company’s strategy to boost its recycling operations worldwide.

Wieland’s new site is planned to operate from the beginning of 2025 as part of the group’s strategy to achieve an average of 80% recycled content in its copper and copper alloy semi-finished products.

The facility will implement state-of-the-art technology. By electrifying the process, Wieland says it will significantly reduce its products’ carbon footprint. Company ceo Dr Erwin Mayr adds the site will create 2 000 new ‘future oriented’ jobs.

In June, Wieland broke ground for a US-based copper recycling facility in Kentucky and operations there are due to begin by the end of 2023.

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