Swiss pioneers in the recycling business

The BAREC Group's history begins in 1953 with an investment in a "scrap yard" in Renens in the canton of Vaud. The Balmelli family modernised and industrialised the company, and the scrap iron and metal recycling was professionalized in accordance with modern business principles. The skills in the recycling sector were gradually extended, resulting in a group of companies featuring nine locations throughout Switzerland. The activities of the family enterprise include the core business of recycling in all of its facets and international trade with secondary raw materials.