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Appointment of Mr. Marijo Zeljko as CEO Europe of CRONIMET Holding GmbH

Karlsruhe, 08. November 2019

  • Mr. Marijo Zeljko is responsible for the overall management of all European locations

  • In addition, he will remain Managing Director of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH

In September 2019, Marijo Zeljko was appointed CEO Europe of the CRONIMET Group. Mr. Zeljko is thus responsible for the overall management of all European locations as well as purchasing and sales in this region.

Mr. Zeljko has been working for CRONIMET since 1998. In 2004 he was appointed Plant Manager of CRONIMET Ferroleg GmbH, located at the headquarters in Karlsruhe. At the beginning of 2015 he also took over the management of this company.

In 2010, Mr. Zeljko was seconded to the Italian subsidiary Nichel Leghe SpA for three years as Plant Manager and Managing Director.

After his return from Italy, Mr. Zeljko was one of the founding members of the Board Europe at the end of 2013 and has since been responsible for the "Operations & Technology" divisions in Europe.

Based on his many years of experience, both the Pilarsky shareholder family and the management of CRONIMET Holding GmbH have now decided to appoint Mr. Zeljko as CEO Europe. The CRONIMET management congratulates Mr. Zeljko on this new and highly responsible position within the CRONIMET Group!

In addition to his new position, Mr. Zeljko will continue to hold the position of Managing Director of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH. With more than 20 years of company and industry knowledge, he will also support the other European CRONIMET locations as CEO Europe in the near future.

"I view CRONIMET's future in Europe with great confidence, because I am sure that together we have all the necessary resources to shape it positively for the benefit of the company", Marijo Zeljko takes up his new challenge. "The best way to predict the future is to shape it ourselves".

 

About the CRONIMET Holding Group

The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, together with the companies of the affiliate company CRONIMET Mining AG, is part of the 100% family-owned CRONIMET Group. The CRONIMET Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for nearly four decades. The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group was founded in 1980 and today has over 70 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees. The entire CRONIMET Group currently employs more than 5600 people globally.

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Who takes care of aircrafts at the end of their life cycle? WE DO

Karlsruhe, 08. November 2019

  • CRONIMET expands its Aviation Recycling division

  • The dismantling of two Airbus A340s has been successfully completed

  • More than 300 tonnes of mixed scrap could be returned to the raw material cycle

There is an oppressive heat at Schwerin-Parchim Airport when the 12-member team of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH and MoreAero GmbH arrives. The prevailing temperatures of 35 degrees are reminiscent of droughts in the American desert, where hundreds of discarded aircraft are parked. However, two Airbus A340s await a different fate at the Schwerin-Parchim airport.

The two aircraft of the airline China Eastern Airlines will be dismantled by CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH in cooperation with the partner MoreAero GmbH and the system partner Kiesel GmbH.  CRONIMET acts thereby as an experienced expert in the recycling of raw materials. The partner MoreAero GmbH has the mobile recycling solution ready for the complex demolition.

A few years ago, the sustainable idea of returning important raw materials from aircraft to the raw material cycle was born. This resulted in the "Aviation Recycling" division of CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH, which was already certified by the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association in 2015. While the focus had previously been on the certified deactivation and recycling of aircraft components, CRONIMET was now able to greatly expand its know-how in the recycling of entire aircraft with the dismantling of the Airbuses, thus expanding its business line.

‘CRONIMET returns important raw materials to the cycle through professional end-of-life management for aircraft and engines’, explains Gregor Zenkner, Head of Corporate Development at CRONIMET Ferroleg. GmbH.

More than 300 tons of mixed scrap were recovered from the two Airbus A340s. CRONIMET employees have already pre-sorted them on site. Then more than 30 articulated lorries transported the aircraft scrap to the port of Hamburg, where the scrap was separated into alloys. The metallic raw materials can then flow back into the raw material cycle.  Impurities were separated and used as residual materials to generate energy.

At CRONIMET, the sustainable concept is not only firmly anchored in the values. It is the basic framework and the motivation for the business model. With the recycling of aircraft, a further major step has been taken towards the recycling of scarce raw materials.

  

About the CRONIMET Holding Group

The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, together with the companies of the affiliate company CRONIMET Mining AG, is part of the 100% family-owned CRONIMET Group. The CRONIMET Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for nearly four decades. The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group was founded in 1980 and today has over 70 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees. The entire CRONIMET Group currently employs more than 5600 people globally.

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Triple award for CRONIMET Envirotec GmbH

Karlsruhe, 03. Dezember 2018

  • CRONIMET Envirotec convinces in competitions with innovation and sustainability

  • Awarded with the special prize of the Reiner Lemoine Innovation Prize Anhalt-Bitterfeld 2018

  • Achieving first place in a Start-Up-Pitching Contest through outstanding business model and sustainability

  • Winner of the category "Resource Efficiency" of the Environmental Alliance Award Saxony-Anhalt 2018

After CRONIMET Envirotec had already been awarded the German Raw Material Efficiency Prize in 2017, numerous awards this year are testimony to the young company's engagements. As part of the globally operating CRONIMET Group, CRONIMET Envirotec has been operating a recycling plant for metal-containing sludges and powders at its site in Bitterfeld-Wolfen since 2015. The innovative and sustainable technology has already established itself on the market and convinced numerous customers from industries such as tool manufacturing, foundries and automotive suppliers. According to CRONIMET Envirotec CEO Dr. Filipe Costa, three further awards this month underline this and are "a great recognition of our performance and the added value it creates for the metalworking industries".

In the competition for the Reiner Lemoine Innovation Award Anhalt-Bitterfeld 2018, CRONIMET Envirotec was awarded the special prize of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park. The company's innovative technology is at the forefront of this recognition.

At a job fair for start-ups organized by Leipzig Global at the beginning of the month, seven companies competed against each other in a pitch contest. CRONIMET Envirotec emerged as the winner and convinced with the presented business model, unique selling proposition and sustainability of the company.

These successes were recently topped by the prize of the Environmental Alliance of Saxony-Anhalt 2018 on 26 November. Every two years, outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in the field of resource efficiency and sustainability are honored in this competition. An independent jury evaluated 40 applications on the basis of their economic effectiveness, resource efficiency, positive effect on the environment and climate, and innovative strength. CRONIMET Envirotec won the category "Resource Efficiency".

About the CRONIMET Holding Group
The CRONIMET Holding Group is a worldwide specialist for stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals. The company has been supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry for nearly four decades. The focus lies on trade & sales, recycling and production & services. The CRONIMET Holding Group was founded in 1980 and today has over 60 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 1500 employees. The CRONIMET Holding Group, based in Karlsruhe, together with the companies of the affiliate company CRONIMET Mining AG, is part of the 100% family-owned CRONIMET Group. The entire CRONIMET Group currently employs more than 5600 people globally.

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