Our facilities in the EU:
ECOBAT operates a total of 13 smelters. Nine of these are based in Europe, three in the U.S.A, and one in South Africa. In South Africa there are also two non-ferrous smelting operations producing zinc and aluminium.
Within the Group there are companies producing anodes for the copper and zinc industries in Europe, South Africa and Zambia, whilst others produce lead chemicals, industrial minerals, engineered plastics and polyfoams.
At each of the operations ECOBAT utilises latest cutting-edge technologies such as the QLS process to assure highly efficient and environmentally responsible production of the highest quality lead, specifically designed for the lead-acid battery manufacturer.
The QSL process
“The QSL process is acknowledged world-wide as being one of the most modern, environmentally-friendly and efficient of its kind and is used in our largest lead smelter in Germany (BBH Stolberg). The process works by charging lead concentrates and secondary raw materials to a single, self-contained aggregate, the so-called QSL reactor.
Typically, annual lead production is around 840,000 tonnes.
ECOBAT lead and lead products are used in a wide range of industries including batteries, buildings, chemicals and nuclear. As a leading producer we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products to our clients. All ECOBAT lead smelting operations are certified to the internationally recognised quality standard ISO 9001 and/or TS 16949.
As “Leaders in Lead” we take our health, safety and environmental responsibilities very seriously. We operate a ‘Safe for Life’ health and safety initiative throughout the company, to ensure our people are knowledgeable and committed to maintaining a safe working environment. We strived to attain the highest environmental standards throughout our operations and invest continuously to optimise the use of natural resources and energy. All ECOBAT operations are certified to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 or EMAS standards.
Products & Brands
The QSL process
Range of products
- Lead (all LME* registered)
- Lead alloys
- Bismuth-enhanced lead
- SuperSoft® soft lead
- Calcium / silver alloys
LME* registered brands
- BBU, BSB, Eco-Bat, F, GAST, HJ ENTHOVEN, Revere RSR, STCM and STOLBERG
- * London Metal Exchange
ECOBAT Lead smelting facilities in the European Union
|Company||Location||Production site activities|
|BERZELIUS STOLBERG GmbH||Metal Production and Recycling Site - Lead Smelter|
|BSB Recycling GmbH||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter/Compounding Plant|
|Muldenhütten Recycling und Umwelttechnik GmbH||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter/Incinerator Plant|
|BMG Metall und Recycling GmbH||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter|
|Eco-Bat SpA||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter|
|STCM||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter|
|APSM Affinerie de Pont Sainte Maxence||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter|
|H. J. Enthoven & Sons||Battery Recycling - Lead Smelter|