Meet our team

Our global footprint together with our sustainable thinking, fosters a diverse workplace. Across all of our work around the world, we listen and engage with each other to foster empowerment and belonging. Meet some of our team and learn more about how we generate innovative ideas together.

"After obtaining a Master’s in engineering in 2010, I had the opportunity to work for Befesa Steel Services GmbH and relocated to Bejing, China to explore the market there. The rapid development of the steel industry in China, the increasing focus on environmental protection provides great potential for the steel recycling technology we offer. Befesa is dedicated to sustainable and environmentally friendly industrial development, which is undoubtedly something I would like to contribute to and would like to offer to customers all over the world and especially in China. Befesa has started to build two brand-new Waelz Plants for recycling EAF dust in Jiangsu and in Henan since 2019 and we are operating both of them in 2021. This is a fundamental milestone for Befesa and also for myself."

Xiao Fu

Managing Director at Befesa China Investment

"I graduated from Çukurova University, Environmental Engineering Department. Since 2009, I have been working for Befesa Silvermet İskenderun as a HSE Chief Engineer. By recycling hazardous waste, Befesa makes a significant contribution to sustain the natural resources on the world. I am very proud to contribute to the studies for continuous improvement targets of Befesa about Safety & Environment."

Özlem Tinc

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager at Befesa Silvermet Iskenderun

"I started in Duisburg (2010) as engineer in charge of the construction of Befesa Zinc Gravelines plant. After covering the role of Industrial Manager of Befesa Valera and Befesa Zinc Gravelines plants for 9 years, in mid-2021 I was appointed General Manager of these two plants. I really enjoy my job as it allow me to have a global overview on all issue related to the management of industrial plants (safety, environment, technique, personnel, finance, etc.). I appreciate a lot to share, every day, expectations and concerns with the plants’ employees, having, as a common target, the improvement of our activity"

Alessandro Barzasi

Managing Director at Befesa Valera and Befesa Zinc Gravelines

"After I finished my technical high school diploma, the search for an apprenticeship began. After a short time I came across the apprenticeship as a commercial clerk for freight and logistics services at Befesa Steel Services in Ratingen. After successfully completing the application process, I began what was actually a 3-year apprenticeship, which I was able to complete after only 2 years due to my good performance. Afterwards I was taken on by Befesa as an employee. A short time later, I decided to study while working. After consulting with my manager, it was clear that Befesa would support me. This offers me many opportunities to continue, such as taking the exam for the trainee's license afterwards. The team I work with consists of friendly colleagues, and since there are always new challenges in logistics, we support each other. Knowing that you're contributing to environmental protection through your work is just another benefit."

Arthur Meise

Logistic specialist at Befesa Steel Services

"Majoring in International Business at Korean University and 14 years of experience with zinc smelter, I joined Befesa in 2012. Then, I was concerned about how I would adapt as an Asian to a company structured around western culture. Would I make the successful transition to be part of Befesa? Now, I am pleased to say, that all my initial concerns turned out to be unfounded. It is a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by such talented colleagues, and at times, the workplace can feel like I am with my family. Undeniably, Befesa is an essential part of life, and has become an important family member for my team and me. Befesa is always there for us, motivating us and encouraging every one of my employees to utilize their passion and skills to the fullest. There is never a moment in my day where I feel isolated in the workplace, as Befesa is always there to assist me in facing any challenges together."

Kasey Lee

Managing Director at Befesa Zinc Korea

"I joined Befesa in 2020 as internal auditor in the Corporate office in Madrid. I find a very good working environment in Befesa. I had the opportunity of learning about recycling process of hazardous waste and how important is recycling for the natural environment. I have seen the rapid growth of the company expanding over Asia, America, Europe. I believe it will grow very quickly as the leader in the recycling sector. I am very proud to be a member of this sustainable & responsible company, which contributes to a better natural environment. I look forward to developing my career in Befesa."

Shujing (Susie) Cheng

Internal Audit at Befesa Medio Ambiente

"After finishing my studies in Industrial Engineering at Bilbao's Higher Technical School of Engineering, I started working in an engineering firm. Some years later, I moved to Befesa as a Process Engineer, where today, almost 20 years later, I am still working. Currently I am Production Manager at Befesa Zinc Aser, where my team and I set the guidelines for the optimal processing of the steel dust generated in the different steel mills used in our steel production, using pyro and hydrometallurgical processes to recover its zinc content. Furthermore, I think Befesa is an excellent company to work for, as it is a reliable company, working to apply the best technologies in its sector. This makes the company an international benchmark in the treatment of industrial waste and contributes to the sustainable development of the environment by recovering valuable raw materials through the revaluation of industrial waste, conserving and guaranteeing natural resources for future generations."

Carlos Silvestre

Production Manager at Befesa Zinc Aser

Xiao Fu
Özlem Tinc
Alessandro Barzasi
Arthur Meise
Kasey Lee
Shujing (Susie) Cheng
Carlos Silvestre

Corporate HR Contacts

Lucía Gómez del Río

HR & CSR Director

+34 912544029

Bettina Fernandes

Recruiting, Development and Labour Law Germany

+49 2102 1001 331

Luis Pérez

Compensation & Benefits and Labour Law Spain

+34 983320147

María Remedios Ruiz

Recruiting and Training

+49 2102 1001 333

Beatriz Timm

HR Controlling & CSR

+49 2102 1001 332

Turkey

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  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia

USA

Rockwood, TN

199 Truck Route, PO Box 5, Rockwood, TN, 37854, USA

73

USA

Palmerton, PA

900 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA, 18071, USA

97

USA

Barnwell, SC

941 Technology Drive, Barnwell, SC, 29812-8650, USA

71

USA

Calumet, IL

2701 E. 114th Street, Chicago, IL, 60617-6449, USA

66

USA

Befesa Zinc US, Inc.

3000 GSK Drive, Suite 201, Moon Township, PA 15108, USA

41

Spain

Befesa Zinc Óxido, S.A.U.

Sangroniz Bidea, 24, 48150 Sondika, Vizcaya, Spain

43

Spain

Befesa Zinc Comercial S.A.U.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

10

Spain

Befesa Steel R&D

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

6

France

Befesa Zinc Gravelines, S.A.S.

Route Duvigneau, 59820 Gravelines, France

19

France

Befesa Valera, SAS

Route Duvigneau, 59820 Gravelines, France

82

Germany

Befesa Zinc Duisburg GmbH

Richard-Seiffert-Strasse 1, 47249 Duisburg, Germany

49

Germany

Befesa Zinc Freiberg GmbH

Alfred-Lange-Strasse 10, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

84

Sweden

Befesa ScanDust AB

Fartygsgatan 20, 261 35 Landskrona, Sweden

72

Turkey

Befesa Silvermet Iskenderun

Organize Sanayi Bölgesi, Noksel Boru Fab. Arkası İskenderun Hatay, Turkey

90

Spain

Befesa Aluminio S.L. Escorias Salinas

Carretera de Cabezón s/n 47011, Valladolid, Spain

73

Germany

Befesa Salzschlacke GmbH Hannover

Am Brinker Hafen 6, 30179 Hannover, Germany

78

Germany

Befesa Salzschlacke GmbH Lünen

Brunnenstrasse 138 D-44536, Lünen, Germany

71

Germany

Befesa Aluminium Germany GmbH

Claude-Breda-Str. 6 DE-06406, Bernburg, Germany

80

Spain

Befesa Aluminio S.L. Barcelona

Via Europa, 36 08520 Las Franquesas del Valles, Barcelona, Spain

54

Spain

Befesa Aluminio S.L. Vizcaya

Carretera Luchana Asúa, 13 48950 Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

100

Germany

Befesa Steel Services GmbH

Balcke- Dürr Allee 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany

30

Spain

Befesa Zinc Aser S.A.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

68

Germany

Befesa Management Services GmbH

Balcke- Dürr Allee 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany

14

Spain

Befesa Medio Ambiente, S.L.

Avda. Diego Martínez Barrio nº10, 4ºPlanta, 41013 Sevilla

8

Spain

Befesa Medio Ambiente, S.L.

Avenida General Perón, 38, 28020 Madrid

8

Spain

Befesa Medio Ambiente, S.L.

Ctra. Bilbao-Plencia 21, 48950 Asua-Erandio, Vizcaya, Spain

11

China

Befesa Zinc Environmental Protection Technology (Henan) Co., Ltd.

No. 6 North Xichang Road, Dazhou Industrial Park,Changge, Henan, P. R. China

23

South Korea

Befesa Zinc Pohang, Co., Ltd.

Heunghae-eup Gokgang-ri 1650, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, South Korea

14

South Korea

Befesa Zinc Korea Co., Ltd.

265-15, Cheonbuksandan-ro, Cheonbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-si, South Korea

56

China

Befesa Zinc Environmental Protection Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Huangqiao Road, Henglin town, Changzhou, Jiang SU, P. R. China

43

China

Befesa (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Room 2006, Deji Plaza, No. 18 Zhongshan Road, 21005 Nanjing, P. R. China

12

Befesa’s recycling plants are located in attractive markets that are strategically distributed across Europe, Asia and North America.

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steel’s Total employees as of 31st december 2021

Befesa’s recycling plants are located in attractive markets that are strategically distributed across Europe, Asia and North America.

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ALUMINIUM’S TOTAL EMPLOYEES AS OF 31st DECEMBER 2021

Befesa’s recycling plants are located in attractive markets that are strategically distributed across Europe, Asia and North America.

41

corporate’s total employees as of 31st December 2021