RONAL GROUP partners

with Eccomelt

Date: 9. February 2022
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In the spirit of the circular economy, wheel manufacturer RONAL GROUP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian company Eccomelt, which produces secondary aluminum from post-consumer wheels. By signing this Memorandum of Understanding, the RONAL GROUP secures preferential supply of Eccomelt’s post-consumer material, which has an extremely low carbon footprint.

As part of its PLANBLUE sustainability concept, the RONAL GROUP has been working on optimizing its processes for some time; be it to make production more energy efficient or to introduce green electricity in all plants. However, the largest share of the carbon caused in the balance sheet, 74%, can be attributed to aluminum procurement. The carbon footprint of primary aluminum consumed in Europe averages 8.6 kg of CO2e per kg of aluminum (1). With the Eccomelt material, the wheel manufacturer can reduce this by more than 90%.

The company Eccomelt has been operating in the field of metal recycling and processing of aluminum wheels since 2006 and produces an eco-friendly substitute for A356.2 ingot.

Eccomelt’s post-consumer material has the same quality as primary aluminum.


(1) Source: International Aluminium Institute (IAI)