MPM offers comprehensive solutions. Trade, recycling, logistics three main areas that ideally complement each other. MPM strength lies in the combination and pooling of core competencies of each particular company.
Where metal is processed, waste is created that must be disposed of. The more diversified the waste products and the larger the volumes, the more complex the logistical problems, efforts and costs become.
The waste takes up precious space and in most cases also represents idle capital. Speedy recycling is therefore more important than ever.
MPM Trading has developed a transportation infrastructure that makes it possible to solve all waste problems - regardless of size - in the most efficient manner. And a well developed team of professionals uses its experience to ensure perfect transport logistics:
To ensure a sensible recycling cycle, scrap and residues are channelled into environmentally sound material recycling. This avoids refuse, conserves resources and saves energy and therefore money.
When collected scrap metal or other scrap is not directly usable it is processed in shredder and sorting plants. Here the latest technology comes into play. Examples are powerful shears and presses, the non-ferrous metal high frequency separator for collected waste cans or the crusher for turnings. A flotation plant for the separation of heavy and light metals and a colour sorting equipment enhance and complement MPM Trading existing capacity.
The main non-ferrous metals are traded primarily on the commodity markets e.g. the London Metal Exchange (LME). Through one of its own companies MPM Trading is in daily contact with these futures markets - for the benefit of customers and the Group. Thanks to the latest communications technology, MPM traders keep the customers informed of current prices and the latest market trends.
But trading is not only carried out on the exchange. Direct transactions with partners are a particular strength of MPM Trading. MPM long-standing experience as well as its market position and financial strength are especially advantageous in this respect.
With the increasing world population and the growing industrialisation of emerging economies, ever greater demand for raw materials is developing, while at the same time exploitation and production are becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. A shortage of raw materials is already noticeable.
Ores are the primary raw material for metals and are mined in open pit or underground mines. Extraction and processing are very expensive and sometimes associated with serious consequences for the environment and people.
Metals from production waste or from products that have reached the end of their life cycles are today regarded as valuable commodities. MPM Trading has expertise and technology worldwide to gather these metal-bearing secondary raw materials and process them in a way that they can be fully reutilised.