Press releases

April 25, 2024

Aurubis invests € 400 m in its Bulgarian site and starts expansion of tankhouse and solar park

As part of its corporate strategy, the multi-metal producer has simultaneously invested in the expansion of its core business and in the further decarbonisation of production.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Eng. Biser Tsolov: "Aurubis Bulgaria" launches large-scale program for efficiency and production modernization

"Aurubis Bulgaria" has launched a large-scale program for efficiency and modernization of the electrical equipment in the plant, part of which is also the increase of energy efficiency.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

"Aurubis Bulgaria provides BGN 2.25 million under the new partnership programs with the municipalities of Pirdop, Zlatitsa and Anton in the Srednogorie region

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD provides BGN 2.25 million for activities in supporting the development of Pirdop, Zlatitsa and Anton in the new partnership programs with the three municipalities in the Sredna Gora region.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

"Aurubis Bulgaria" supports the ecological wealth of the "Dusantsi" dam through annual stocking

This year, the traditional stocking was on March 20, with 3 404 white carp and 5 805 grass carp released into the dam.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Open Electrolysis Lesson at Aurubis Bulgaria

Students from the tenth grades and their teachers from "Nikola Dimov" High School, Pirdop, visited the Refinery of "Aurubis Bulgaria".

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Aurubis Bulgaria supported the first awards for economics education in secondary schools

The first Annual Awards for Secondary School Economics Education were presented in Sofia.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Aurubis makes the industry more attractive to women through its Women4Metals initiative

"At Aurubis Bulgaria women work equally with men - this is R&D (Research and Development).

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

"Aurubis Bulgaria presented the Women4Metals initiative for supporting women in the metallurgical sector

"Aurubis Bulgaria presented the Women4Metals initiative aimed at promoting equality, inclusion, teamwork and professional development.

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February 13, 2024

Aurubis and Codelco drive innovation for sustainability in the copper industry: Working together for more metals from responsible production

Aurubis and Codelco signed a comprehensive co-operation agreement yesterday in Santiago de Chile.

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February 06, 2024

Aurubis achieves strong Q1 2023/24 result

Aurubis AG recorded operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 111 million in Q1 2023/24, just a slight dip compared to the very robust previous year.

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January 23, 2024

Aurubis restructures Executive Board

Aurubis AG company management will be restructured with new appointments in 2024.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Golden rings for employees of Aurubis Bulgaria with 20 years of work experience in the company

On December 7, the traditional event for awarding employees with 20 years of service in the company was held at Aurubis Bulgaria.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria presented its successful decarbonisation experience at COP28

Aurubis has a clear vision and strategy for decarbonization and has set itself the goal of achieving carbon-neutral production before the year 2050.

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November 29, 2023

Investing in sustainability: Aurubis optimizes slag processing at Bulgarian site

Aurubis AG is investing around € 46 million in improving slag processing at its site in Bulgaria.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria Received Innovation Award in the ESG Awards of PwC Bulgaria

The company was awarded for its contribution to the circular economy with the development of new applications of iron silicate

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

“Aurubis Bulgaria” welcomed Bulgaria's best students in physics and mathematics

The finalists in the National Physics Competition and their teachers visited the company's production facilities

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Bulgaria is the sixth largest producer and processor of non-ferrous metals in the EU

The metals sector provides 11% of the country's export of goods. The industry celebrated its professional holiday in the presence of Prime Minister Denkov

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

In Aurubis Bulgaria 84 children visited the workplace of their parents on the day of the National Enlighteners -1 November

The Open Doors Day for employees' children is a part of the initiative "I am proud of my parents' work", which is implemented...

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October 23, 2023

EcoVadis ranks Aurubis among the top one percent in its sector again

Aurubis AG further improved its EcoVadis CSR (corporate social responsibility) ranking.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

"Aurubis Bulgaria" and the Spanish Atlantic Copper are hosts of the 16th International Flash Smelting Congress in the Copper Industry

Aurubis Bulgaria and Atlantic Copper are hosting the 16th International Flash Smelting Congress (IFSC).

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August 07, 2023

Aurubis with stable operating result in the first nine months of 2022/23

In the third quarter of the current fiscal year, Aurubis AG expanded on the positive economic development evidenced in the first half of the year.

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June 28, 2023

H2-ready: Aurubis investing in hydrogen-capable anode furnaces in the Hamburg plant

Aurubis already produces copper with less than half the average global carbon footprint today.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria received Business Honoris Causa award for its sustainable social investment policy and the project "Zlatitsa - the Town of Grandfather's Mitten"

The company was awarded in particular for the group of projects aimed at the development of the municipality of Zlatitsa.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Summer School for Children of Aurubis Bulgaria Employees in 2023 "Code 10"

108 students from 1st to 7th grade had fun together this year coding the summer and embarking on 10 themed challenges.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Women 4 Metals initiative launched in Pirdop with the participation Matey Kaziyski and Radostin Stoychev

The Women 4 Metals initiative was launched in Pirdop with the participation of Bulgaria's volleyball legends Matej Kaziyski and Radostin Stoychev.

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

Over 300 cyclists successfully completed the "Aurubis Srednogorie Bike Tour 2023"

More than 300 cycling enthusiasts successfully completed the 50-kilometer route of the "Aurubis Srednogorie Bike Tour 2023".

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Friday, July 7, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria Summer Internship Programme has been launched

At the beginning of July, Aurubis Bulgaria launched the Summer Internship Program 2023. This year the company welcomes 26 interns.

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria receives "European Technical Approval" for the incorporation of iron silicate in green cements

After Aurubis Bulgaria successfully certified one of its main by-products - iron silicate, as a construction product, with application in concrete and mortars in Bulgaria, the company reached European certification.

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June 28, 2023

Aurubis invests around € 60 million in the Pirdop site and concludes maintenance shutdown in Bulgaria as planned

As part of the planned maintenance shutdown, Aurubis updated its production facilities in the Pirdop plant.

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria supported new kids playground in Dushantsi village

The project was implemented on the idea of Dusantsi mayor office and was funded by Aurubis Bulgaria as part of the partnership program.

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Zornitsa Yankova, HR Director at Aurubis Bulgaria: A successful organization is one that provides a diverse and secure work environment

At the end of May, Aurubis Bulgaria took part in two major events on the most topical HR issues.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

"Eat, travel and love Pirdop municipality"

The aim of the project is to present the historical, cultural and natural attractions in the municipality of Pirdop.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Aurubis Bulgaria was a special partner of the Sofia Science Festival

In May 2023, Sofia Tech Park hosted the Sofia Science Festival organized by the Beautiful Science Foundation. Aurubis Bulgaria was a special partner.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

"Aurubis Bulgaria" together with the municipalities of Pirdop, Zlatitsa, and Anton started the initiative " The Beautiful Srednogorie"

"Aurubis Bulgaria" together with the municipalities of Pirdop, Zlatitsa, and Anton started the initiative " The Beautiful Srednogorie".

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

"Health and Safety Week" at Aurubis Bulgaria

On the occasion of the International Health and Safety Day, the company organizes a variety of events to maintain and improve the culture of health and safety.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Enabling tomorrow: Aurubis releases new Sustainability Report

With the new ‘Enabling tomorrow’ Sustainability Report, Aurubis is raising the bar on its standards for corporate conduct even higher.

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Friday, March 17, 2023

"Aurubis Bulgaria" organizes the annual stocking of the "Dusantsi" dam

Over the past years, Aurubis Bulgaria has purchased more than 15 and a half tons of fish material to maintain the ecological balance in the dam.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Grand Prize "Master of Art - Aurubis Award" goes to the documentary "Truman and Tennessee: Intimate Conversation"

This year the festival presents over 50 documentary features and shorts in the categories of Architecture, Design and many more.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Nikolay Nedelchev, Technical Director at Aurubis Bulgaria: Copper is the foundation of social growth and new technologies

The annual forum of the Innovation Starter platform - Innovation Explorer 2023 was held on 23 February 2023. Aurubis Bulgaria was among the general partners.

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February 16, 2023

Annual General Meeting approves record dividend; Growth course affirmed

The company will invest around € 1.1 billion in executing its strategic agenda.

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Expanding capacity: Aurubis invests € 120 million in expanding the tankhouse in Pirdop

The multimetal company is investing € 120 million in expanding the tankhouse at its Bulgarian site in Pirdop.

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February 06, 2023

Tim Kurth, Aurubis Bulgaria: We strive to set the standards for sustainability in the industry

We provide resources as a leading metals producer and aim to set the standards across the entire supply chain in our sector.

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February 06, 2023

Aurubis starts the new fiscal year strong with expected earnings at the upper end of the full-year forecast

Aurubis AG is off to a strong start for the new fiscal year.

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January 30, 2023

Aurubis and Codelco sign an agreement to cooperate on a more sustainable and responsible copper value chain

The agreement identifies potential areas of cooperation with respect to smelter operations and circular economy projects in Chile.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 filled with many activities for the children of employees.

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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.

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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.

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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 metallurgies work together for the recycling of materials and the circular economy. This was discussed in the panel "Green Buildings.

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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.

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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 is over BGN 2.1 billion.

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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.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD: Notice to shareholders

Aurubis Bulgaria AD informs you that on 8 September 2022 it was decided to pay a dividend of BGN 14.04.

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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 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

Nearly 300 cycling enthusiasts successfully overcame the 55-kilometer route of the "Aurubis Srednogorie Velotour 2022.

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June 17, 2022

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

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.

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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".

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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

Over 600 children from 6 to 9 years old from the municipalities of Pirdop take part in health education program "FAST HEROES 112".

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February 17, 2022

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

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

Aurubis Bulgaria grants tickets to all its employees who are interested in the Master of Art Film Festival.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Aurubis Bulgaria supported a project for young architects and civil engineers

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.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"Aurubis Bulgaria" AD: Notice to shareholders

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 of BGN 12.73 per share.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aurubis awarded platinum status for sustainability by EcoVadis

With 73 of 100 points in the assessment, Aurubis 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 as well as the slitting centers in Birmingham, Dolný Kubín, and Mortara.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

Aurubis AG generated, before taxes (EBT), € 185 million in the first half of its current fiscal year.

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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.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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

Aurubis Bulgaria together with all municipal schools and kindergartens in Pirdop, Zlatitsa and Anton celebrated the World Earth Day.

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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.

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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.

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