Berango | miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2019

Students from the Getxo I senior school visit Metallo’s facilities as part of the ‘Industry Day’ of the Biscay Metal Industries Federation.

On November 6th, a group of 8 students (3 girls and 5 boys) studying at the technological branch of the Julio Caro Barjoa (Getxo I) Senior School visited Metallo Spain's facilities in Berango. This 'Industry Day' was organized by the Biscay Metal Industries Federation. The initiative, which is supported by the Basque Government and the province of Biscay, is aimed at giving young people, on the verge of choosing the direction of their careers, the chance to find out about industrial companies.

As a result, 1,000 students were able to learn more about facilities, work processes, specializations in different companies. 33 classes of 23 schools around Biscay were given a view of the current state of Basque industry and its technologically advanced and sustainable activity.

At Metallo, the students were welcomed by the CEO of Metallo Spain, Valentin Casado. He explained to them in a brief presentation about the company and its activities in recycling of non-ferrous metals. This makes it possible to return non-ferrous metals such as copper and tin back to the value chain, making metallo an important partner in the circular economy.

Casado also showed them how the processes were carried out. Both the mechanical used to recycle cable and the pyro metallurgical processes based on reduction-oxidation reactions which “do not use fossil fuels.”
The students also visited the factory’s departments such as the quality control of the raw materials such as slag, scrap metal and filter dust.