Today, Metal & Waste has 12 operating sites across the UK and processes over 800,000 tonnes per annum of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
In recent years the company has continued to expand, opening new sites including a new facility and dock at Seaham in 2010, a new facility in Telford in 2011 and in December 2014 the company acquired a new recycling facility in Newport, Wales which has provided further geographic coverage and enhances our ability to serve customers in that region.
Strong global demand for steel and other metals over the last 10 years has offered opportunities for growth. Metal & Waste has taken advantage of this market, coupling it with market expertise, dedication to innovation and exceptional customer focus. As a result the company delivered robust growth until 2008. When markets contracted in 2009, Metal & Waste’s global connections ensured we could take full advantage of continued demand from China and India and ongoing infrastructure spend in Europe.
In the last two years Metal & Waste has proved its flexibility and resilience in difficult markets, by strengthening its long-term relationships with suppliers, broadening its customer base and investing in new technology to further improve metals quality and production yields.
G.A.D. Holdings Ltd (GD Metal Co.) formed.
Purchase of Salts Scrap Metal, Walsall.
Opening of processing site at Thornwood, Essex.
Purchase of C.H. Ford (Birmingham).
Purchase of Site in Deptford, South London.
Purchase of site, South Shields, Tyne & Wear.
Company becomes G.D. Metal Recycling Ltd.
First export facility opened - wharf on the River Thames.
Purchase of Enfield Metal Trading, North London.
Purchase of Shepherds of Newcastle.
Purchase of F.W. Rooke, North London.
Purchase of 4-acre dock, Barking, London.
Deptford processing facility opened.
Leimbach Shear Installed at Edmonton H.Q.
Leimbach Shear Installed at Deptford.
Purchase of H Williams & Sons Ltd, Hitchin, Herts.
Joint venture to comply with ELV Regulations.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise For International Trade.
Purchase of Foreman Recycling Ltd, Co. Durham.
Company becomes Metal & Waste Recycling Ltd.
Purchase of William Fry & Company, West London.
Foreman Recycling, Wednesbury opened.
Purchase of Brookes Metals, Cradley Heath.
Opened dedicated site in Cambridge to support short-term customer project
New bespoke facility opened within Seaham Habour.
Awarded the Queens Award (International Trade).
Opened new container loading facility at Edmonton
Bespoke cable granulation plant installed at Edmonton.
1000 Tonne Leimbach Shear installed at Cradley Heath premises.
A new Can and Glass line commissioned at Foreman Recycling site in Spennymoor.
A new scrap metal processing facility opened in Telford.
A new waste paper, cardboard and plastics facility opened in Cox's Lane, West Midlands
A new metal recycling yard acquired in Newport, providing further geographic coverage
Foreman Recycling business in Spennymoor sold
New 5 year £32.9m ABL banking facility opened with Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Investment in £1m downstream processing equipment installed at Hitchin for improve metals recovery