ArcelorMittal acquires Dutch scrap metallic recycling business Riwald Recycling

ArcelorMittal S.A.

ArcelorMittal S.A.

6 December 2022

ArcelorMittal these days announces it has obtained Riwald Recycling (‘Riwald’), a point out-of-the-artwork ferrous scrap metallic recycling enterprise based in the Netherlands.

Transaction signing happened yesterday with closing, which is issue to customary regulatory approvals, predicted by the stop of January 2023.

Riwald Recycling was launched in 1989. It operates two thoroughly qualified scrap metallic yards in Almelo and Beverwijk, the Netherlands, both equally of which have immediate port obtain. Riwald processed above 330,000 tonnes of ferrous scrap steel in 2021. It resources content from a large range of suppliers such as industrial corporations, OEMs, demolition businesses, traders, vehicle dismantling providers and regional and national governing administration. Riwald utilises high-specification technical products in the separation of products. This makes certain a large purity of resources at the conclusion of the course of action and maximises the recovery from all sorts of scrap and squander it collects.

Commenting, Geert Van Poelvoorde, ArcelorMittal Europe CEO, explained:

“This is the third metal recycling acquisition we have carried out this calendar year, reinforcing the critical job that scrap steel can engage in in our attempts to decarbonise and fulfill our focus on to decrease the carbon depth of the steel we make in Europe by 35 for every cent by 2030. While it is in the long run the many very low-carbon emissions steelmaking systems which we are creating and deploying which will take us to internet zero, specified the urgent require to make development this ten years we are performing challenging to shift ahead on all fronts. For that reason, securing access to the raw products – scrap metal and direct decreased iron – needed for minimal-carbon emissions steelmaking has a incredibly significant function to perform. I would like to welcome Riwald’s administration workforce and personnel to our team and seem forward to doing work alongside its CEO, Gert Huzink, to even more produce its small business.”

Gert Huzink, Riwald CEO, added:

‘The shareholders are happy to have identified a like-minded new operator in ArcelorMittal and I look forward to keep on as CEO with the comprehensive administration staff to aid the steel recycling tactic of ArcelorMittal. Riwald has a prolonged aim on sustainability, raising restoration from recycled products and CO2 reduction in our functions, all of which are properly suited to help the decarbonisation method of ArcelorMittal.”

Tale proceeds

Before this yr ArcelorMittal introduced the acquisition of a number of metal recycling facilities from ALBA Global Recycling and the acquisition of John Lawrie Metals. With each other with Riwald, these three companies processed more than 1 million tonnes of scrap steel in 2021.

In its next Local climate Action report, released in July final 12 months, ArcelorMittal outlined 5 levers which will empower the Firm to accomplish carbon-neutrality by 2050, one of which was increased use of scrap steel. As well as utilizing scrap in an electrical arc furnace, we can maximize the use of reduced-excellent scrap in the blast furnace-fundamental oxygen furnace steelmaking method by improving metal scrap sorting and classification, putting in scrap pre-melting engineering and adjusting the steelmaking approach to accommodate scrap.


About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s primary steel and mining organization, with a existence in 60 nations and primary steelmaking amenities in 16 international locations. In 2021, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $76.6 billion and crude steel manufacturing of 69.1 million metric tonnes, even though iron ore manufacturing attained 50.9 million metric tonnes.

Our purpose is to aid construct a greater planet with smarter steels. Steels manufactured using revolutionary procedures which use a lot less energy, emit significantly significantly less carbon and decrease charges. Steels that are cleaner, more robust and reusable. Steels for electrical cars and renewable strength infrastructure that will help societies as they change by means of this century. With metal at our core, our creative individuals and an entrepreneurial culture at coronary heart, we will help the entire world in creating that transform. This is what we imagine it can take to be the metal company of the future.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the inventory exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish inventory exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

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