Real Alloy acquires recycler of aluminium salt slag

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Real Alloy has completed the acquisition of Récupération Valorisation Aluminium (RVA), a French recycler of aluminium salt slag.

The now acquired recycling specialist, located in Les Islettes, 200 km east of Paris, uses its proprietary technology to process aluminium salt slag and reclaim its component minerals – aluminium, salt and aluminium oxide –, thereby eliminating waste generation from aluminium recycling.

The technology and the know-how of RVA aligns perfectly with Real Alloy, says Terry Hogan, chief executive and president of Real Alloy. “This acquisition provides enhanced capability to recycle salt slag and the opportunity to further enhance our existing salt slag processing plants in North America and Europe, and is another step towards further reducing our ecological footprint and becoming a more sustainable and fully integrated company,” explained Hogan. He went on: “We are seeing the world and especially the aluminium industry dramatically increase focus and efforts to improve sustainability. The addition of RVA further supports Real Alloy’s mission to capture the inherent economic value of recycled aluminium by offering environmentally responsible processing solutions for our customers.”

Recycling of aluminium salt slag in a closed-loop system - acquisition strengthens Real Alloy's sustainability ambitions

Besides Real Alloy, RVA serves various other well-established customers operating in the aluminium industry throughout Europe. “We are happy to become part of this European corporate network and to help contribute to Real Alloy’s sustainability ambition”, says Jacques Kleinmann, managing director of RVA S.A. “Our slag recycling process is a closed-loop system returning valuable raw material and making minimal demands on the environment.”

Russell Barr, managing director Europe of Real Alloy, said: “This integration of slag treatment and the diversification along the value chain of aluminium recycling is an enhancement of Real Alloy’s business model and strengthens our distinctiveness as a sustainable recycler and supplier of Aluminium. This acquisition will enrichen both our business and our corporate culture.”

The acquisition of RVA by Real Alloy was concluded on May 10, 2021.

Real Alloy – 23 facilities in seven countries

Real Alloy is a privately owned company and a global market leader in third-party aluminium recycling and specification alloy production. The company converts aluminium scrap and by-products into reusable metal for a growing number of applications across various industries. The customers can choose from an extensive range of cast and wrought products made from aluminium and magnesium alloys, delivered to their door in the form of molten metal, ingots, or sows. Liquid metal offers significant advantages in terms of efficiency, CO2 prevention and cost, so Real Alloy employs sophisticated solutions and transport logistics to ensure a large proportion of its alloys can be delivered in this form.

The company operates 23 facilities – located in seven countries across North America and Europe – to serve global customers and support a customer-driven approach to aluminium recycling and metal supply. In Europe, Real Alloy is the leading recycler of aluminium scrap and magnesium. Seven facilities spread out across Germany, Norway, the UK, and now France provide metal and conversion capacity for industries such as the automotive, construction, aerospace, and packaging sectors. The European operations’ headquarters is located in Grevenbroich, Germany.

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