Legend Smelting and Recycling, a US market leader in strategic metal recycling, has joined the Elemental Holding Group, strengthening the Group’s position in the global supply chain of critical raw materials.

The total value of Elemental Holding’s investments in the US market has reached nearly US$ 100 million.

Under the transaction, Elemental Holding Group has acquired 100% of shares in Legend Smelting and Recycling (LSR). With 40 years’ experience and a well-established reputation, LSR has a strong position in the US market for sourcing and green production of strategic metals. The company’s facilities – in Ohio, California, Illinois, Indiana and Texas – source raw materials from all across North America, including Mexico. LSR’s annual turnover reached around US$ 250m in 2020.

“By bringing together worldwide operating companies, we invest in the latest technologies to ensure that the production process of strategic raw materials is fully sustainable and follows the best ESG practices. Further strengthening our position in the US market is an important step towards creating a global urban mining leader in the segments of strategic ‘green metals’ production and the recycling of PGMs, electronics (gold, silver, copper, aluminum), and e-mobility (nickel, cobalt, lithium).”

Krzysztof Spyra, management board member, Elemental Holding

The acquisition of Legend Smelting and Recycling is represents another investment by Elemental Holding Group in the US strategic metal recycling segment. In December 2019, the Group took over a controlling stake in PGM of Texas, which has a large purchasing network with 12 locations across the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art processing plant and a chemical laboratory. Moreover, this May, the takeover of Maryland Core Inc. was finalized.

Krzysztof Spyra, management board member at Elemental Holding, said that the growing awareness of the global industry in the fields of ESG, computerization, electrification of the automotive industry, hydrogen technologies and the shift towards renewable energy sources generates a hug demand for precious metals.

“Boosting the recycling of all these crucial metals is key to meeting the growing technological and environmental challenges globally,” said Krzysztof.

Elemental Holding Group is a manufacturer of economically strategic raw materials sourced in a sustainable and environment-friendly way, including through the processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), catalyst converters, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and non-ferrous metals. The Group is present in 15 countries across three continents.