Press Releases 2015


December 11, 2015

Aurubis achieves highest results in company’s history shortly before its 150th anniversary

The Aurubis Group (Aurubis) more than doubled its operating earnings before taxes (EBT) to € 343 million in fiscal year 2014/15 compared to the previous year (€ 137 million). Operating return on capital employed (ROCE) reached an excellent 18.7 % (previous year: 8.5 %).

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November 5, 2015

Aurubis honored as Best Newcomer Germany in the Carbon Disclosure Project

Aurubis AG was honored by the investor initiative “Carbon Disclosure Project” (CDP) as the Best Newcomer Germany on Wednesday evening in Bonn.

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November 2, 2015

Aurubis awarded Best Practice in Energy Efficiency label

Aurubis AG was awarded the Best Practice in Energy Efficiency label by the German Energy Agency (dena) on Monday in Berlin. The company’s innovative project to produce electricity highly efficiently and flexibly on the basis of waste heat at the Lünen Recycling Center was honored.

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October 2, 2015

Jürgen Schachler appointed new Executive Board Chairman of the Aurubis Group

In its meeting on October 2, 2015, the Aurubis AG Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Mr. Jürgen Schachler (61) as the new Executive Board Chairman of the Aurubis Group.

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August 13, 2015

Aurubis attains very good nine-month results - excellent results expected for fiscal year 2014/15

The Aurubis Group (Aurubis) generated very good operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 261 million in the first nine months of fiscal year 2014/15 (previous year: € 75 million). Operating return on capital employed (ROCE) reached an excellent 18.7 % (previous year: 4.2 %).

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June 30,2015

New organization at Aurubis marks transformation from technology-oriented to market-oriented structure

Aurubis AG will be introducing a new corporate organizational structure on July 1, 2015. The company will be structured into two segments focusing on Primary Copper Production and Copper Products instead of the three former Business Units Primary Copper, Recycling/Precious Metals and Copper Products. Executive Board Member Dr. Frank Schneider who was in charge of the Recycling/Precious Metals division, will be leaving the company on June 30, 2015, in best consent within the wake of these restructuring activities. Dr. Stefan Boel's contract for the expanded Copper Products division will be renewed for five years until April 30, 2021. No changes will be made to the Finance division headed by CFO Erwin Faust.

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May 12, 2015

Aurubis generates very good results in the first half of fiscal year 2014/15

The Aurubis Group (Aurubis) generated operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 180 million in the first half of fiscal year 2014/15 (previous year: € 27 million). This includes extraordinary effects of about € 50 million, which are expected to neutralize again in the course of the year to some extent. Operating return on capital employed (ROCE) reached 15.8 % (previous year: 1.7 %).

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March 19, 2015

Aurubis remains in robust financial condition

“The company remains in robust financial condition,” stated Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bernd Drouven to about 1,400 share-holders and guests at the Aurubis AG Annual General Meeting 2013/14 in Hamburg on Thursday. Looking back, he highlighted the significantly improved operating earnings before taxes (EBT) of € 138 million (previous year: € 114 million), which nevertheless didn’t fulfill the initial expectations.

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February 13, 2015

Aurubis significantly increases earnings in the first quarter: operating EBT at € 39 million

The Aurubis Group’s operating earnings before taxes (EBT), the parameter used for control purposes in the company, increased significantly in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014/15 to € 39 million (previous year: € -3 million). The return on capital employed (ROCE) – an important KPI in addition to operating EBT – rose to 11.0 % (previous year: 0.3 %).

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