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Recycling

AMAG is a specialist in aluminum recycling. Aluminum scrap is one of the most economically valuable secondary raw materials. Above all, the low energy consumption, which, depending on the scrap used, is only 5 - 10% compared to primary production, proves the sustainability of aluminum recycling. The most important raw material used at the Ranshofen site is aluminum scrap.

The recycling efficiency depends heavily on the quality of the scrap and the scrap processing expertise. The exceptionally high proportion of recycling in combination with the wide range of processed scrap types is only possible through extensive knowledge of the material, coordinated production processes and the long-standing recycling competence of the employees.

In order to ensure optimum scrap utilisation, AMAG has consequently realised considerable investments in plant technology, furnace technology, residual material management and scrap processing. Central measures include:

  • Expanding recycling capacities and expertise in the scrap sorting area
  • Expansion of closed-loop relationships with customers
  • Expansion of the supplier base in Europe

In 2020, the utilisation of scrap (purchased external scrap and recycling scrap from our own production) amounted to around 289,300 tonnes (2019: 364,600 tonnes). This corresponds to a scrap utilisation rate of 78 %.