History

Raffineria Metalli Capra was founded in 1947 in Brescia, a city with a long tradition in metallurgy. The company started by producing copper alloys and at the start of the 1950s it designed the first rotary kiln to produce secondary aluminium ingots.

RMC then stopped producing copper alloy in order to commit itself exclusively to secondary aluminium, and today the company produces around 100,000 tons a year. In the early 1960s the company opened its new plant in Castelmella, with 60 employees and a surface area of 30,000 m² (13,000 m² covered). The Montirone plant employs 15 employees and has a surface area of 35,000 m² (8,000 m² covered).

In the early '80s the company invested heavily in the Castelmella plant and its other two plants achieving a production output of 50,000 tons a year.

In 1992 a new recrystalisation system was developed that allows the recovery of 100% of the casting salt used in casting kilns. In 1995 the production of ingots reached 70,000 tons.

In 1998 work began on a new foundry project that would allow production to reach 100,000 tons a year.

In 2008 and 2009 further investment in the Castelmella plant led to the construction of a pyrolysis system, a new office building and the design of a new casting line.

Since its inception Raffineria Metalli Capra has proactively developed technology for the production of secondary aluminium and has constantly been one of the leading companies in the sector.

The company has always been a key participant in Italian and European trade associations within the sector and this experience has been invaluable with regards to industrial plant, metallurgical, analytical, regulatory and environmental development.