After the 2011 achievement of the attestation of conformity of its quality management with EU Regulation no. 333/2011 (Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council – End of Waste “EoW”) R.M.I has obtained, during 2012, the ISO 14001:2004 certification for the environmental management system, in relation to its production and recovery of ferrous scrap and non-ferrous metals.
From the environmental value also follows the economic value of the EoW, not only for the individual, but also for the community. The benefit is given by the fact that, from recycling and recovery, it is possible to dispose not of a waste but of a product which, as such, could have a market and therefore a positive value compared to waste which would have no value, but rather be a liability for the individual or the community.
Ultimately, the EoW is the “reward” for those who recycle and recover waste by transforming it into reusable materials in economic cycles, while helping to reduce the consumption of raw materials and the amount of waste for disposal.
Thanks to a high and specific technological know-how, the Group, compared to its competitors, has the unique ability to propose and activate accurate plant solutions to adapt them to the processing of the treated materials, as well as to provide ‘in-house’ maintenance of the same.
In this regard, the Group has in program to invest in new plants and machinery, allowing an increase in production capacity in the short term upon completion of the recycling and recovery chain.
The Group dedicates important resources to research and development activities in order to increase its competitive advantage.
Sacal is committed to R&D activities especially in the context of energy saving, which is a delicate issue and a goal of primary importance for the business, and in the optimization of the search for alloy recipes.
Simar has started an important R&D activity in the technological area related to the copper refining activity, which consists in the study and realization of a metallurgical process of greater energy efficiency and quality improvement. In addition, in the zinc area, the company has been able to consolidate and make use of the applied research activities carried out in previous years on zinc laminate of its own production. With regards to the surface treatment of laminates, thanks to the studies carried out, it has been possible to reach a standard process able to fully satisfy the market demands (Zintek® brand products).
The Group’s real estate activities represent a success story. They not only make a significant contribution to profits, but also provide a solid guarantee to third-party creditors. In addition, this activity reinforces the group in terms of financial solidity.