Befesa closes resource loops by collecting hazardous waste and residues,
recycling them and reintroducing valuable materials into the production process.
Befesa is a vital part of the circular economy providing sustainable solutions to its customers.
the consumption of natural resources and prevent around 2 million tonnes of residue from reaching landfills each year
hazardous residues from secondary steel and aluminium producers
valuable materials from previously used products using best available technology
the recovered materials into the market
Befesa’s business model is based on a full-service approach to offering waste management solutions to its customers in the steel and aluminium industries.
The services cover the timely and efficient collection and treatment of hazardous waste and residues – mainly steel dust and salt slags – from customers’ facilities.
Sustainability and environmental regulations have been the main growth driver for Befesa in the past 30 years
and it will remain the main growth driver in the future as new geographies in the world adopt stringent environmental legislations.
In this context, Befesa’s business model has proven to be both beneficial for the protection of the environment, while at the same time enjoying profitable growth.
There are two main megatrends that underpin Befesa’s growth:
Befesa operates in regulated markets by offering its customers efficient technologies to manage their hazardous waste in the steel and aluminium industries
Ongoing increase in regulation creates opportunities for Befesa to enter new markets like in the past Turkey or South Korea, and now China. In the future many other countries will adopt environmental regulation
Increasing importance of secondary production in metals market
As economies develop over time, there is an increasing availability of steel and aluminium scrap, which is the raw material of
Befesa benefits from an increase in the secondary production of steel and aluminium, who are ultimately its customer base creating economic and environmental benefits
Critical environmental recycling services
In the Steel Dust Recycling Services segment, Befesa collects and recycles steel dust and other steel residues generated in the production of crude, stainless and galvanised steel in EAF.
In the Salt Slags operations of Befesa’s Aluminium Salt Slags Recycling Services segment, Befesa recycles salt slags that are collected from customers for a service fee. Further salt slags are generated during the production of secondary aluminium at Befesa’s plants.
Additionally, Befesa produces secondary aluminium alloys from aluminium residues.
28 October 2021
Press release – Q3 2021 Results
28 October 2021
Befesa will host a webcast at 9.00 AM CEST to review Third Quarter 2021 Results
06 September 2021
Befesa enters the MDAX
25 August 2021
Change of name from AZR to Befesa Zinc US and appointment of new Befesa Zinc US CEO
18 August 2021
Befesa closes AZR acquisition on time, for $460 million or €380 million