Van Dalen invests £6 million in UK


Metals recycler Van Dalen has opened a new shredder and non-ferrous facility in Sheffield.

This is part of a £6 million investment programme that also includes an expansion of its facilities in the south east and the creation of new job roles in purchasing and operations.


The company operates 17 shredding and baling sites in the UK and Northern Europe. In the past 12 months, it has increased capacity to 500,000 tonnes per year and hopes to double that over the next three years.

Van Dalen UK managing director Tom Bird said: “Although market conditions have been challenging, we’ve had a really positive 12 months. Going forward, the shredder will transform our Sheffield facility, making it a state-of-the-art metal recycling centre.

“The focus on non-ferrous operations will complement our existing success in the ferrous arena, helping us to grow volume and market share. In turn, we hope to provide further investment and job creation opportunities in the UK.”