Aurubis AG (formerly Norddeutsche Affinerie AG) is listed on the stock exchange and is the largest copper producer in Europe (the second largest in the world) and the largest copper recycler worldwide. Its headquarters is in Hamburg, Germany. After the acquisition of the Belgian copper producer Cumerio by Norddeutsche Affinerie AG on 18 February 2008, the company re-branded itself as Aurubis as of 1 April 2009.
Aurubis produces more than one million tonnes of copper cathodes annually and from them a variety of copper products. It employs about 6,300 people (updated: September 2011).
The core business is the production of copper cathodes from copper concentrates, scrap and recycling materials (copper refining). These are processed within the Group into continuous cast wire rod, shapes, rolled products and strips as well as special wire made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals are as well an important product field of Aurubis. The group produces and markets all other important elements of the copper production as specialty products.
Customers of Aurubis include companies in the copper semis industry, the electrical engineering, electronics and chemical industries as well as suppliers of the renewable energies, construction and automotive sectors.
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