Commissioning of the Kayser Recycling Systems (KRS) at the Lünen site: Norddeutsche Affinerie AG is the international forereunner in recycling technology and the world's largest copper recycler.
With the acquisition of Prymetall GmbH & Co. KG and its 50 % stake in Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG in Stolberg, the value chain is expanded towards the end customer market.
Norddeutsche Affinerie AG and Cumerio NV/SA ("Cumerio") announce their planned merger to become the leading integrated copper producer and processor in Europe on July 6. Norddeutsche Affinerie submits a public takeover bid for all outstanding Cumerio shares.
The company begins holding a virtual "slice" of the Vattenfall Hamburg/Moorburg power plant.
The new tankhouse hall is inaugurated at the Pirdop (Bulgaria) site. From this point on, 200,000 t of copper cathodes can be produced here annually.
Norddeutsche Affinerie receives EU approval for the merger with Cumerio on August 1. After the squeeze-out phase ends, Norddeutsche Affinerie AG holds 100 % of the Cumerio shares on August 4.
Aurubis completes the acquisition of the former Luvata Rolled Products Division on September 1. Aurubis now has 16 production sites, four service centers and an expanded sales and distribution system for copper products. The Group is represented in 22 European countries, North America and Asia and has about 6,200 employees.