Increased investment in scrap

Scrap iron and metal is an expanding sector for CMP. Despite a drop in volume during 2009, the trend is now definitely on the up. Scrap is in ever greater demand throughout the world, particularly within the iron, steel and metal industries. CMP's largest partner by far in this sector is Stena Recycling – the Nordic region's leading recycling company that loads, unloads and stores scrap iron and metal at Malmö Port.

"We also have our own fragmentation plant adjacent to the port. We generally handle anything between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of scrap iron and metal at the Malmö site," explains Steve Eriksson, site manager at Stena Recycling.

Malmö is a hub for Stena Recycling, and the scrap for processing comes from all over southern Sweden. Scrap is also transported to the site by rail from Volvo's plants in Olofström.

"We hope to eventually further increase the flow and collect scrap from Denmark, for example, which will be processed and then shipped out from Malmö Port," says Steve.

New investment
The weakened economy has, as mentioned, contributed to reduced volumes within scrap handling, but Stena Recycling and CMP were able to take some comfort in the fact that demand increased towards the end of 2009. Stena Recycling is also looking to expand its operation in Malmö, which will mean broader cooperation with CMP.

"The deep water harbour Swede Harbour in Malmö is an important reason for us choosing to pump further investment into this site," says Steve. "This hub is used to ship scrap all around the world. Customers purchase mixed scrap from us, and we customise deliveries so that they contain precisely the sorts and grades of metal required. On reaching the customer, the scrap immediately enters their processes and is made into new products.

"The expansion in Malmö means we can operate more efficiently and better adapt our products and deliveries," he continues.

What about the partnership with CMP?
"As I've said, the deep water harbour is a key factor in our decision to invest in Malmö, but cooperation with CMP's personnel has also played an important part," concludes Steve. "They always have a positive attitude and can improvise to solve any issues and problems that might arise – that means a lot!"

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