Zinchem is part of the Zimco group of companies, which forms part of the International Group, Eco-Bat.

Companies in the Eco-Bat Group recycle Lead, Zinc, Aluminium and Polypropylene scrap/residues in plants located in Europe, South Africa and the USA.

Within Europe, our plants are located in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Austria. These operations comprise two lead sheet plants; a primary smelter and nine secondary smelters. In addition, two secondary smelters have polypropylene recycling units.

South Africa
The South African group of companies within the Zimco Group comprise one secondary smelter; one Lead Sheet plant (Castle Lead); a chemical additives plant (Associated Additives); an Aluminium recycler (Zimalco); one Zinc-recycling operation (Zinchem); two plastic plants (Dutton plastics engineering & Sondor) and an industrial minerals plant with ten small open cast mines/quarries (G& W Base and Industrial Minerals).

Three limited liability companies within the Eco-Bat group own US facilities located in the states of New York, Indiana and California. These are secondary smelters recycling scrap batteries.

As the largest processor of Zinc Chemicals and metals in Africa, Zinchem, the Zinc division of the R1 billion plus Zimco Group, is a leader in its field. Supplying both the local and international markets from a plant in Benoni (just outside of Johannesburg), Zinchem has been in business for over 58 years.

Through the adoption of best practice Hydro and Pyro metallurgical processes in an environment that meets with safety, quality and environmental requirements, Zinchem converts primary and secondary Zinc to superior quality chemicals and metals in accordance with the highest international standards.

Our product range includes various grades of Zinc Dust, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulphates, Zinc Nitrate, Copper Sulphate, Zinc Metal and a wide range of Zinc Alloys.

By providing cost-effective products and innovative hedging options, we at Zinchem strive for more than service excellence. By continually improving on products and services through research and development, we add both technical and commercial value to the asset we consider our most valuable, our clients.