Founding Grondmet BV by W.C. van ‘t Wout
Following a long trading history Mr. W.C. van 't Wout started his own company called Grondmet BV.
Founding ELG eisenlegierungen AG
In 1964 Grondmet started its first German venture together with Mr. Kreissel.
Founding first Nickel venture
Looking for long term sources has always been of vital importance to our company.
Founding Greendown Holland BV
While Grondmet focussed on stainless steel and (semi) final products, Greendown Holland focussed on metals and alloys.
Founding JEWO Metaal Stainless Processing BV
In 1979 the stainless steel scrap processing matured. The company grew to be the largest stainless steel scrap processor in the world.
Divestment JEWO Metaal to Metallgesellschaft AG
In order to facilitate growth and maintain its position as market leader JEWO Metaal joined Metallgesellschaft AG.
Acquisition A&M Resources AG
A&M Resources (currently Fondel Metals AG) was acquired in order to diversify the company into Ferro Chrome trading.
Founding Capricorn Stainless BV
Following the acquisition of JEWO Metaal by Metallgesellschaft, Fondel started its stainless steel processing for the third time. This time with Capricorn Stainless BV.
Founding Fondel Commercial Beijing Ltd
In anticipation of China becoming the world dominant market for all metal products, Fondel openend its own office in 1999.
All trading companies branded as Fondel
Aquisition Transition International Ltd. UK
Fondel acquired its first closed loop recycling business. Titanium waste material from the aerospace industry is processed into specialty grade Ferro Titanium products.
New CEO Austin van 't Wout
The son of founder W.C. van 't Wout took over in 2004 and developed the new strategy for Fondel.
Focus on long-term sources
Realizing that resources are finite, Fondel started pioneering in what later would be considered ''sustainable re-mining''.
Divestment stainless steel scrap processing
Traditional scrap processing no longer fit the new sustainable strategy and as a result was divested of.
Acquisition BIT Fondel BV
Fondel diversified into aluminum markets by acquiring BIT Fondel.
Founding Inashco BV
As an alternative to traditional mining Inashco was the first company extracting metals from municipal waste.
Acquisition of CPH Fondel BV
The acquisition of CPH Fondel resulted in a presence in the Chrome chemical industry.
Founding Fondel Refinery Products AG
With Inashco now producing a concentrate for metal refineries, FRP was set up for the marketing of these concentrates.
Founding Fondel Laboratory Services BV
To ensure excellent quality control of complex raw material mixes, Fondel started its own laboratory.
Founding Fondel Metals and Minerals BV
Expanding on the success of Inashco, the proprietary ADR technology was modified to process pyro-metallurgical slags.
Founding Fondel Metals Processing BV
Recycling calls for ever more complex processes. Avoiding excess energy consumption, FMP combines ingredients in custom made blends.
Founding United Silicon HF Iceland
Not only diversifying in recycling, Fondel invested in a €75 million Silicon Metal plant in Iceland. This plant is making use of 100% renewable energy sources.
Founding Fondel Inc. USA
Supporting Inashco's roll-out in the USA, Fondel set up it's first trading office in the USA to market the metals and concentrates produced by Inashco.
Founding Inashco Inc. USA
In 2014 Inashco expanded to the USA to recycle waste in the richest economy of the world.
Divestment majority stake Inashco to Waterland BV
To secure its leading position and to accelerate the world wide roll-out in incinerator ash processing, a majority stake was sold to Waterland Private Equity Investments BV.
Founding Inashco Singapore PTE LTD
Quickly after becoming market leader in Europe and the USA, Inashco expanded into Asia.
Start production United Silicon HF Iceland
After six years of preparation our first metal production plant started producing high grade Silicon Metal in 2016.