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Former type  Non-ferrous metallurgy
Fate  Acquired
Headquarters  Olen, Belgium
Ceased operations  December 17, 2008
Industry  Copper
Defunct  2008-December-17
Founded  29 April 2005
Parent organization  Aurubis
Predecessor  Copper activity division of Umicore
Successor  Aurubis after merge of Cumerio with Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA)
Subsidiaries  Aurubis Switzerland SA, Cumerio Austria GmbH, Cumerio Med AD

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On 17 December 2008, Cumerio and Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA) became Aurubis - Europe’s biggest copper producer.


Cumerio is (was) a copper refining company formed in 2005 by the division of the copper activity of Umicore. The Cumerio shares were first listed on Euronext Brussels on April 29, 2005, and delisted from Euronext Brussels on December 17, 2008, as a result of the squeeze-out after merging with Norddeutsche Affinerie AG.

Cumerio was active in smelting, refining and recycling of copper. The headquarters was located in Brussels. The production plants were located at:

  • Pirdop (Bulgaria): refinery (smelter) for the production of copper anodes;
  • Olen (Belgium): refinery (electrolysis) of high purity copper anodes / cathodes, and production of rolling thread;
  • Avellino (Italy): production of wires and wire rods;
  • Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland), Swiss Advanced Materials SA (SAM): production of complex profiles.
  • Acquisition by Norddeutsche Affinerie AG

    In June 2007, the German copper processor Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA) expressed its interest to take over Cumerio. On January 23, 2008, the European Commission accepted the transaction.

    On April 14, 2008, Cumerio became part of the NA Group. This made it the largest copper producer in Europe.


    Cumerio Wikipedia