Research & Development
The Research and Development Sector (R&D) makes a group-wide contribution to enhancing performance in the production plants, to improving quality in all company sectors and to ensuring our production processes are environmentally sound. Work is also carried out on the new and continued development of copper products. All R&D projects thus have a share in increasing enterprise value in the Aurubis Group.
The R&D topics are as varied as Aurubis' products and processes. We work not only in the metal recovery sector, recycling and the connected area of cleaning gases and extracting by-products, but also in metal refining in the form of wire, continuous cast shapes and strips.
The R&D team consists of specialists in the metallurgy, chemistry and process technology sectors. To complement our own resources, we also work with universities and other research facilities on project work related to special topics.
The R&D structure is tailor-made to suit the different companies in the Aurubis Group and their requirements. The core of R&D is located in Hamburg. Additional members of the R&D staff are at the main subsidiaries where they are responsible for special development activities. They are therefore able to work on process improvements or products directly on site.