Aurubis UK can be traced back to 1809 when Richard Evered & Son began trading in London. This later became Evered & Co which exhibited at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851. After relocating to Birmingham the company continued to produce non ferrous products.
In 1991 EIP Metals was formed (Evered Industrial Products) when two other companies were merged with Evered Metals - Barker & Allen and Mapplebeck Metals. Over the next 13 years it became the leading supplier of Quality Copper and Copper Alloy strip products into the UK market. During the 1990's the service centre business of Charles Harbage was aquired and in 2004 the William West company was also introduced into EIP Metals.
A major reorganistion was then undertaken to develop the company as the leading non-ferrous shearing service centre in the UK, with Prymetall in Germany and Olin Brass in America key partners.
In 2005 the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Prymetall Gmbh & Co. KG. and a member of the Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA) Family. This resulted in a relocation to new purpose built premises at Rabone Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands. A substantial capital investment project was also undertaken, which resulted in a comprehensive upgrade to all its capabilities including shopfloor equipment, computer systems, and technical training.
In April 2009 the company changed its name from EIP Metals Ltd to Aurubis UK Ltd. At the same time NA in Hamburg and Prymetall in Stolberg also changed their names to Aurubis and Aurubis Stolberg to recognise the new enlarged group following its expansion with the former Cumerio group of companies.
|Daily Metal Prices|
|19 May 2017|
|Copper 3 Month||5,618||4,306|