Press releases


Monday, January 23, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria certifies iron silicate as a construction product

Aurubis Bulgaria AD has certified one of its main by-products, iron silicate, as a construction product with application in concretes and mortars. The raw material now will be used as a fine additive material of industrial origin by producers of concrete, concrete products and mortars.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Students are the future of industry

Your students are the future of the industry. This was stated by Tim Kurth, CEO of Aurubis Bulgaria, during the 2022 Academic Oscars ceremony, organized for the seventh consecutive year by the “24 Hours” newspaper.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Aurubis closes fiscal year with the best result in the company's history

Aurubis AG (Aurubis) continued its positive development in the past fiscal year 2021/22, which ended September 30.

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November 24, 2022

Aurubis AG: Collaboration with Anglo American plc for sustainably sourced and supplied copper

Both companies want to develop copper products that respond to the increasing expectations for future-enabling metals that are sustainably sourced and supplied.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Finalists in the National Contest in Natural Sciences visited Aurubis Bulgaria

On November 19, at the invitation of Aurubis Bulgaria, 41 excellent students and their teachers visited the plant in Pirdop. The visit was part of the program of the 20th National Contest in Natural Sciences and Ecology held in the town of Koprivshtitsa.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

"Aurubis Bulgaria" secured new medical equipment and improved energy efficiency of the Medical Center in Pirdop. The field at the local stadium, renovated with company's funds, was also opened

Two new projects financed by Aurubis Bulgaria were officially completed in the town of Pirdop on November 9. The projects were carried out as part of the partnership program of the company with the local municipality.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The stars are closest when you're at the top of the mountain

The Summer School program this year was full of activities for the children of the employees. A special three-day hiking in the Balkan mountain was organized for the oldest of the attendees in the last week of July.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

77 children visited the workplace of their parents at Aurubis Bulgaria on November 1, the Day of the National Revival Leaders

The Open Door Day for Children is part of the initiative "Proud with my parents' work" of the UN Global Compact Network Bulgaria and aims to support the early career guidance of children.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Update on cyber attack at Aurubis

During the night of October 28, 2022, there was a cyber attack on Aurubis' IT systems. This was apparently part of a larger attack on the metals and mining industry.

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October 21, 2022

Decarbonizing production: Aurubis begins test series for the use of blue ammonia in copper rod production

If the pilot project is successful, up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year could be saved in the Aurubis plant in Hamburg alone.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The incomplete circle between metallurgy and construction: 'Aurubis Bulgaria' as producer of raw material with great potential for the construction industry

How metallurgy and construction companies are collaborating for recycling of materials and circular economy. This was discussed by the participants in the panel "Green Buildings, Materials and Technologies" at the international forum "Net Zero: Accelerating the Transition" held in Sofia.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Aurubis Bulgaria implemented ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System

"Aurubis Bulgaria AD implemented an Energy Management System in line with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018. The company successfully passed the audit and was certified by the expert organization SGS with the international standard, which sets the requirements for the development, implementation and improvement of the energy management policy.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

A workplace in Aurubis Bulgaria creates another five in country’s economy

The economic impact of the company's operations at national level - from the purchase of raw materials, goods and services to the final consumption of its employees is over BGN 2.1 billion according to an analysis by the Institute for Market Economics on the socio-economic impact of the company's operations.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Aurubis Technology Centre opened at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy

A new technology center developed with the support of Aurubis Bulgaria has opened at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy - Sofia (UCTM) from the beginning of the academic year 2022/2023.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD: Notice to shareholders

Ръководството на „Аурубис България“ АД Ви уведомява, че на 8 септември 2022 г. бе проведено общо събрание на акционерите на дружеството, на което бе взето решение за изплащане на дивидент в размер на 14,04 лв. на акция.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Kindergartens in Zlatitsa and Dushantsi with renewed facilities

On the First School Day 15th of September, the kindergarten "Sluntse" in Zlatitsa reopened year with a completely renovated roof of the building.

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September 14, 2022

Inge Hofkens joins the Aurubis Executive Board and strengthens the focus on the recycling business

Aurubis Supervisory Board appoints the current Managing Director of the Belgian site in Olen as the fourth Executive Board member with effect from January 1, 2023.

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August 1, 2022

Aurubis completes sale of four flat rolled products sites to KME

The sale was approved by the relevant supervisory authorities in May and closed on July 29, 2022.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

"Aurubis Srednogorie Bike Tour 2022" gathered nearly 300 enthusiasts

With Aurubis Bike Train from Sofia to Gorna Malina and from there along the 55 km route to the park "Grandfather's Mitten" in Zlatitsa, the participants enjoyed the beautiful region of Sredna Gora (Srednogorie).

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June 17, 2022

Aurubis AG starts construction of a € 300 million multimetal recycling plant in Augusta, Georgia

Representing one of the biggest international investments in the state of Georgia, 150-year-old, German-based Aurubis AG broke ground today in the United States’ first large secondary smelter for multimetal recycling.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

"Aurubis Bulgaria to finance projects for BGN 800 000 under the new partnership program with Pirdop Municipality

On June 6, 2022 in the building of the Municipality of Pirdop was signed the new Partnership Program between the municipality and Aurubis Bulgaria AD. According to the document, by the end of September 2023, projects amounting to total BGN 800 000 will be implemented to support the development of the town of Pirdop and Dushantsi village.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

"Aurubis Bulgaria and Zlatitsa Municipality launched "The Town of Diadovata rakavichka (Grandfather's Mitten)" city park and project

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD and the Municipality of Zlatitsa launched the project "The City of the Grandfather's Mitten" aimed at promoting the region as a cultural and tourist destination.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

With the support of Aurubis Bulgaria AD the initiative "FAST HEROES 112" is already in the municipalities of Srednogorie region

In May, over 600 children from 6 to 9 years old from the municipalities of Pirdop, Zlatitsa, Koprivshtitsa and Anton take part in health education program "FAST HEROES 112". The initiative is implemented with the support of Aurubis Bulgaria.

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February 17, 2022

“Part of the solution”: Aurubis wants to expand its pioneering role in recycling

“Without metals, there’s no future”: as a leading multimetal company, Aurubis AG wants to be part of the solution to the enormous challenges that the economy, industry, and society are now facing.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Aurubis Bulgaria provides tickets for Master of Art employees

For the third year in a row, Aurubis Bulgaria grants tickets to all its employees who are interested to watch the movies of the winter online edition of Master of Art Film Festival- the only international film festival for art documentaries in Eastern Europe.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Aurubis Bulgaria supported a project for young architects and civil engineers

For the eighth consecutive year, the CITY Academy organizes competitions for young architects and engineers in the field of construction, urban architecture, interior design and infrastructure.

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November 10, 2021

Aurubis builds recycling plant in the US and sets its sights on sustainable growth

Aurubis AG is further expanding its activities in recycling metal-bearing materials internationally.

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October 20, 2021

Aurubis commissions largest environmental protection installation in Hamburg since the 1980s

Today Aurubis AG inaugurated a new, innovative system for Reducing Diffuse Emissions (RDE) in primary copper production at the Hamburg site.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis: Multimetal supplier stands for a strong commitment to sustainability

During the London Metal Exchange Week, the annual meeting of the metals industry in the UK capital, multimetal supplier Aurubis presented its new label. With the name “Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis,” it emphasizes the Group’s strong focus on sustainability.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD: Notice to shareholders

Aurubis Bulgaria AD informs you that on September 2, 2021 a General Assembly of the shareholders of the company was held, at which a decision was made to pay a dividend in the amount of BGN 12.73 per share.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aurubis awarded platinum status for sustainability by EcoVadis

Aurubis AG has further improved its CSR ranking issued by EcoVadis. With 73 of 100 points in the assessment, the company was distinguished with the platinum status for the first time.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Partial sale of flat rolled products segment: Aurubis signs term sheet with INTEK Holding

Aurubis AG intends to sell the FRP plant in Zutphen (Netherlands) as well as the slitting centers in Birmingham (United Kingdom), Dolný Kubín (Slovakia), and Mortara (Italy) with a total of about 360 employees.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Nine-month report: Aurubis generates excellent result

Aurubis AG continued the positive trend of the current fiscal year in Q3, presenting more than double the result in today’s nine-month report compared to the same period of the previous year: operating EBT rose to € 268 million (previous year: € 133 million).

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria awarded two special prizes in the latest edition of the FameLab All Stars popular science competition

Aurubis Bulgaria was once again a main partner to the Sofia Science Festival. This is the biggest festival aimed at promoting science among young people. Many interesting and highly relevant topics were included in the programme.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Aurubis-1 start of construction for largest in-house PV plant in Bulgaria

Aurubis started the construction of a 10-megawatt (MW) solar power plant near its production site in Bulgaria. This is the next step towards sustainable multimetal production. Once completed, it will be the largest PV plant for in-house electricity production by a company in the country.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria financed the surveillance system in the town of Pirdop

Aurubis Bulgaria financed the establishment of a sophisticated surveillance (CCTV) system in the town of Pirdop. The project was implemented within the framework of the 2019-2021 Partnership Programme between the copper plant and the Municipality of Pirdop.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tim Kurth was re-elected President of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a term of office until 2025

The General Meeting of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GBCCI) re-elected Tim Kurth, CEO of Aurubis Bulgaria for another term of office as GBCCI President.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Aurubis: First copper anodes produced with hydrogen

Aurubis started the series of tests for hydrogen use on an industrial scale in copper anode production at the Hamburg plant. The pilot project in which hydrogen and nitrogen were introduced in the production facility (anode furnace) instead of natural gas went according to plan. Initially, the current tests will gauge the...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria hosted the FIFA 20 charitable virtual tournament

Aurubis Bulgaria hosted FIFA 20 PlayStation 4 tournament. The virtual competition was organized for charitable purposes with the technical assistance of the Innovator start-up company and in partnership with BCause Foundation within the framework of the Games for Good initiative of the Un Global Compact Network Bulgaria.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria supported Pirdop, Zlatitsa and Anton in the celebration of the 1st of June, the International Children’s Day

This year, with the financial support of Aurubis Bulgaria, the children in Zlatitsa enjoyed the production The Wolf from Fairy Tales of Lyubomir Kabakchiev Theatre, Kazanluk, while the children from Pirdop Municipality had the opportunity to enjoy the performance of Funny Concoctions of PAN Theatre, Sofia.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sustainable success in the first fiscal half-year: Aurubis achieves significantly higher result

Significantly higher refining charges for recycling materials, an increased concentrate throughput, strict cost discipline, high product demand, and a higher metal result with a strong increase in metal prices: these factors combined are the key reasons for the significantly higher operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 185 million that Aurubis AG generated in the first half of its current fiscal year compared to the prior-year period (€ 91 million).

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria organised the traditional Health and Safety Week online

Aurubis Bulgaria, in partnership with Multisport, held its traditional campaign under the motto Health and Safety Week. The ongoing emergency situation made it imperative to adapt to new conditions in our working and private life. It changed our habits, plans and ways to communicate.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria celebrated World Earth Day together with schools and kindergartens in the region

„Аурубис България“ заедно с всички общински училища и детски градини в Пирдоп, Златица и Антон отпразнува Световният ден на Земята. Компанията осигури над 700 дървета, храсти и цветя. Растенията бяха доставени на учебните заведения и засадени от деца и учители на 22 април.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Aurubis Bulgaria receives Copper Mark distinction

The Bulgarian site is the first Aurubis primary smelter to successfully complete the Copper Mark certification process and now bears the quality seal. The certification verifies that Aurubis Bulgaria produces copper sustainably.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

FOCUS Sustainability Aurubis releases extensive Sustainability Report

Aurubis AG released its seventh Sustainability Report, entitled FOCUS Sustainability. The report, which spans over 80 pages, provides insights into current projects, presents the progress made in the reporting year, and shows the level of achievement for the Sustainability Strategy targets.

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