Trafigura completes acquisition of Ecobat Stolberg multi-metals processing plant

Wednesday February 15, 2023

Singapore and Irving, Texas, 15 February 2023 – Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, and Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, are pleased to confirm that Trafigura’s acquisition of the Ecobat Resources Stolberg GmbH (ERS) business has been completed following the satisfaction of customary conditions precedent including the receipt of regulatory approvals.

As previously announced, the Stolberg plant will be operated and managed by Nyrstar, an international producer of critical minerals and metals essential for a low carbon future. The Stolberg business will operate under the name ‘Nyrstar Stolberg GmbH’ going forward. Nyrstar is wholly owned by the Trafigura Group.

“We welcome the highly engaged Stolberg team to Nyrstar and look forward to working hand in hand to increase local availability of highly relevant materials for the fast-evolving European green transition as we plan to bring Nyrstar Stolberg on line in the coming weeks,” said Guido Janssen, Co-CEO of Nyrstar.

“We are pleased to complete this sale and look forward to championing the Stolberg plant as it restarts production under a new owner. Meanwhile, we will continue to concentrate our portfolio on our core business of battery recycling in the circular energy economy,” said Marcus Randolph, CEO of Ecobat.


For further information please contact:

Ecobat Press Office:
Nyrstar Press Office: +31 (0) 495 512 930 or
Trafigura Press Office: +41 (0) 22 592 4528 or