Wieland further expands its recycling capabilities by investing in a new state-of-the-art copper recycling center in Germany


  • Investment of €80 million at existing plant in Vöhringen, Germany
  • Support of Wieland’s strategy to provide products with the lowest carbon footprint in the industry
  • Major step towards sustainability goals of decarbonization and circular economy

Wieland announced today an investment of €80 million in a new copper recycling center at its main German production site in Vöhringen. The addition of approximately 80 kt of annual recycling capacity represents a significant next step in the company’s strategy to expand its recycling capabilities worldwide. With operations planned to commence at the beginning of 2025, Wieland’s rate of recycled content will reach an average of 80% worldwide.

By implementing state-of-the-art technology and electrifying process steps that are typically gas fired, Wieland will be able to further reduce its product carbon footprint significantly. Consequently, customers will benefit from products with the highest rate of recycled content and the lowest carbon footprint (Scope 1, 2 and 3) in the industry.

Dr. Erwin Mayr, CEO of Wieland said, “The new facility marks the next important milestone on our global sustainability roadmap and brings us closer to reaching our ambitious goals in the area of decarbonization and in enabling a truly circular economy. Furthermore, the new recycling facility will create additional futureoriented jobs for Vöhringen, underlining the importance of our globally largest production site with more than 2,000 employees.”

In June 2022, Wieland broke ground for a copper recycling facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky (USA), with operations to commence by the end of 2023.



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Adriana Williams | Vice President Marketing & Communications
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