About us
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Galloo is one of the leading recycling companies for the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all of Western Europe. Its many branches in Flanders, Wallonia and the North of France make for strong roots within this region.

An ecologic approach to recycling
Galloo has coined an industrial converting process to recycle scrap from consumer goods (cars, white and brown goods) and factory scrap in an ecological way. By converting waste products into secondary raw materials, we contribute to a cleaner environment.

A professional approach to recycling
Our goal is 100% valorisation. Up-to-date machinery proves our professional and industrial approach.

  • 2 shredders
  • 2 balers
  • 1 kondirator
  • 3 LTRBs
  • 3 zerdirators
  • 1 flotation line
  • 9 shears

Our experienced engineers continue to develop new techniques that enable us to achieve our goal.

Recycling scrap is primarily realised by three machines: the baler, the shear and the shredder. The first two machines only use pure material, such as new production waste, steel strips, heavy scrap iron, ...

The shredder processes the other scrap, such as car wrecks, household appliances and the like.
When the material comes out of the shredder, we are left with three fractions:

  • shredder iron, immediately ready to use in the steel industry
  • shredder residue
  • non-ferrous mix

Both the shredder residue and the non-ferrous mix are processed again in one of our very own creations, the LTRB. This treatment breaks up the material, again in different fractions.

  • Heavy AFSR (Alternative Fuel from Shredder Residue): mainly rubber and wood that undergo thermal valorisation in the cement industry.
  • Inert fraction: implementation in the construction of roads.
  • Synthetic fraction: Galloo-Plastics, recycling of material.
  • Non-ferrous metals + rocks + copper wire + residual fraction (40%): This material is processed in Galloo Menen, where it is possible to separate the non-ferrous metals from rocks and the residual fraction by means of flotation, amongst other things. The non-ferrous metals are sorted according to sort.
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  • Kraan en pers

1939
Established in 1939 by Joseph and Bertha Galloo-Verhaeghe, the company recovered ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, and textiles on a small site with just a lorry and a metal shear.

1950
The company bought its first baler.

1956
Expansion to a bigger site with a railway connection.

1965
After the marriage between Joëlla Galloo and Antoine Vandeputte, the brand-new one-person private company with limited liability is thriving once again. Thirty people are being employed.

1968
Constant growth obliges the company to relocate to its present site along the Lys river. Given this riverside location, the company can ship barges up to 300 tonnes. Additionally, a railway connection allows the company to transport goods by train quickly. The site also has a 900 tonnes metal shear.

1977
A 2,000 HP-shredder with a processing capacity of 60,000 tonnes per year is installed. It is the second of its kind in Belgium.

1979
The twenty-year old company starts up Konstruktie Galloo, a subsidiary devoted to repairing and maintaining lorries, cranes, and metal constructions.

1982
The company acquires 14.83 acres of land which adjoins the Menin site. This year was also the birth year of Galloometal, a company active in separating and recycling ferrous and non-ferrous shredder residues. We have often specifically designed machinery: two concentration machines, one fraction processing line, one heavy media plant and one melting furnace.

1983
Located 31 miles from Menen, the Brugse Scheepssloperij, a Bruges based ship-breaking company, is taken over. It recuperates ferrous and non-ferrous metals and dismantles barges. The new 1,000 ton shear can handle barges up to 3,000 tonnes. This takeover is the first in a series of takeovers which had a profound impact on the company’s history.

1984
A site in Tournai was taken over.

1987
A 1,000 ton shear is purchased.

March 1988
The company’s name changed to NV Galloo wih a capital amounting to € 1,240,000 (£ 1,074,000).

May 1988
Denolf Recycling in Bruges with its 800-ton shear is taken over. By realigning and deepening the Lys river, ships up to 1,350 tons can be loaded.

1989
21 years after moving to its present site in Menin, Galloo NV decides to buy 17.83 acres of land on the other side of the Lys river i.e. in France. Galloo-France was born.

1990
Galloo-France acquires a new Kondirator 3,000 HP, allowing the group’s processing capacity to double.

1991
Galloometal starts the construction of an LTRB, a shredder residue separating installation.

1992
Takeover of the Cibié group in Northern France, which consists of:

  • Cibié Recyclage SA in Marquette: one 1,250 HP shredder, one 800-ton shear, and one 500-ton baler,
  • Carmi SA in Aniche: one 1,250 HP shredder and one 800-ton shear,
  • Sodépam-Nord-Métaux in Roubaix,
  • Mazelier Recyclage in Roubaix.

Galloometal invests in a heavy media plant with a processing capacity of 30 tons per hour.
The Brugse Scheepsloperij ceases its dismantling activities and focusses on ship trade.
Konstruktie Galloo NV is sold.

1995
Galloo-France constructs an LTRB installation five years after it acquired a new shredder.

1997
Val-RB and Recyval in Châtelet (B) were founded.

1998
This year three companies see the light:

  • Foundation of MRT, the company’s own transport department.
  • Foundation of Galloo-Plastics on the site of Galloometal. This subsidiary aims to recycle plastics.
  • Foundation of Valorauto Belgium, a depollution centre for end-of-live vehicles or ELVs.

1999
Dufrasne Métaux in Tertre (B) and Roussel in Lens (F) is taken over.
Galloo-France installs a new 1,250-ton shear on its site.

2000
Only two years after the foundation of Galloo-Plastics in Belgium, the company decides to start up a French version of this concept in Halluin.

2001
Sowarec in Ghislenghien was founded.
Deferem in Mons (B) and SRM in Dieppe (F) were taken over.

2002
Takeover of Almetal Holding, comprising Almetal Beheer, Van Heyghen Recycling, Nefer, Retra and Almetal Deutschland.
A new 770-ton baler is constructed.
Dufrasne Métaux and Deferem merge under the name Hainaut Recyclage.

2003
FRT in Lomme (F) and Schroot Recycling Hulst in Hulst (the Netherlands) is taken over.
Nefer and Almetal Deutshland are sold.
Galloo NV, Galloometal NV, Valorauto Belgium NV. and Galloo-Franse SA are now ISO-certified for their quality management system (ISO 9001:2000).
Recyclec was founded.
Galloometal NV is now ISO-certified for its environment management system (ISO14001:1996).

March 2005
Takeover of De Saedeleir-Philips in Dendermonde.
New shear was purchased.

August 2005
Two years after its establishment, Recyclec starts constructing two new operating units for its site.

October 2005
New E-crane at Denolf Recycling.

2006
Flavifer in Flavigny-Le-Grand (F) and Hirson Recyclage in Hirson (F) are taken over.

April 2007
Galloo Menen has a new storage depot.
Galloo-France builds a new store yard for its machinery.
Foundation of Formarec and Almetal-Finance were founded, Rosselle Recyclage is purchased.

July 2007
Normand in Amiens (F) is acquired.
Group Galloo Menen is thrilled to inaugurate its new business premises on the Menin site.

September 2007
Galloo-France expands its factory. The group takes over Barbier Gallois.

May 2008
Deinze-based Belgomet is taken over.
The group takes over Bertout Frères, which changes its name to Bertout Recyclage SAS.
Start of AD REM or Advanced Design of Recycling Machinery. This joint venture with Valvan, an engineering company specialized in the design and the construction of hydraulic baling presses and peripheral equipment, allowed the group to specialise in the development and construction of mechanized separators for the shredder residue, among other things. To this end, licences from all over the world had been acquired on the patents of ESR and Paul Olivier.

June 2008
New offices on the Menin site. Rosselle Recyclage now has a new storage yard for non-ferrous metals on its Oost-Cappel (F) site.
Building land on the Hirson industrial estate is purchased.

September 2008
VRT (Valenciennoise Récupération de Travaux) and Artois Recyclage in Fiefs is taken over.

January 2009
Philippe Lebon bvba from Roeselare is purchased. It changed its name to Lebon Recycling.

February 2009
Genco NV, a subsidiary of Almetal Beheer, acquired the assets of bankrupted Alument Motermet. It was later renamed Motormetal Recycling NV.

June 2009
Recylec Wallonie’s activities are moved from Ghlin to the Sowarec site in Ghislenghien.

July 2009
New three-year contract with Recupel for WEEE processing, employing more than 1,000 people coming from the social economy.
Hirson Recyclage moves to the newly-built site.

August 2009
Valorauto France in Halluin commences building works.
Bertout Recyclage changes its name to Galloo Bourbourg Recyclage.

September 2009
The construction of a new site for Salomines-based Roussel SA has commenced.
CRT changed its name to Galloo Frelenghien Recyclage.

January 2010
Galloometal NV obtains its environmental permit.
The new LTBR starts production and is able to process both heavy and light shredder residues.
LCDs are now also being recycled.

History
Galloo-France
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  • Group Galloo

Structure

Board of Directors

Antoine Vandeputte: Chairman
Jan Vandeputte: Managing Director

Powers:

  • Investments and management rolling stock
  • Infrastructure production sites and buildings
  • Member of the Management Committee

Pierre Vandeputte: Managing Director

Powers:

  • Funds
  • Sales
  • External contacts
  • Marketing
  • ICT
  • Infrastructure: office buildings
  • Member of the Management Committee

Rik Debaere: Managing Director

Powers:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Committee
  • Investments production machinery
  • Staff
  • General infrastructure
  • Contact Galloo branches
  • Research and Development
  • Environment and security

Luc Vandewalle: Director
Patrik Dejonghe: Consultant
Dries Wyffels: Secretary

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Founded 1939
Turnover € 615,000,000
Employment 675 persons
Employment from the social economy 150 persons
Steelscrap 1,400,000 tons
Non-ferrous metals 100,000 tons
Plastics 50,000 tons
Shredder residues 275,000 tons
AEEA 62,000 tons
Carwrecks 65,000
Divisions in Belgium 14
Divisions in France 23
Divisions in the Netherlands 3

 

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Goals

ISO 9001: 2000
Galloo aims to be a solid business partner to its customers in the manufacture of recycled ferrous and non-ferrous metals. By recycling end-of-life consumer goods and factory scrap metal in an eco-friendly way and converting them into secondary raw materials, it helps build a cleaner environment. To make that happen, Galloo takes advantage of recent trends in order, thus, to retain its status as a ‘first mover’ in the sector and to build on that reputation.

To ensure high and demonstrable standards of quality, a quality management system (to ISO 9001: 2000) has been installed, for and on behalf of Galloo. This quality management system is reappraised periodically by a certification agency.

The main objectives of our quality policy are:

  • To continually observe the set targets and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers.
  • Maximum valorisation of the incoming products.
  • Get the plant & machinery running optimally.
  • Tidiness and cleanliness at the building sites.
  • Develop a system of effective personnel management.
  • Improve the quality management system.
  • To adopt ISO 22,862.54 cm a consistent way right across Galloo.

On that score, Management undertakes to:

  • Meet customer requirements and comply with the applicable legal requirements and statutory provisions.
  • Roll out this quality policy and its objectives at the different levels of the organization and to reappraise it periodically for its continued suitability.
  • Plan & implement measures for continuous improvement.
  • Promulgate this quality policy and implement it across the organization.

Management is confident that this quality management system will get the organization functioning more efficiently, thereby raising customer service levels. The Management fully supports the content of this quality management system and, for this reason, also provides the tools necessary to install, maintain and improve this system. Management is counting on a strong and active commitment from every employee in order to meet the requirements of customer. To steer the quality management system in the right direction, the management has appointed a management representative. Management grants this management representative the necessary powers to further develop and monitor the quality management system.

Menen, 22/04/2008

 

ISO 14001: 2004
Galloo aims to be a solid business partner to its customers in the manufacture of recycled ferrous and non-ferrous metals. By valorising end-of-life consumer goods and factory scrap metal in an eco-friendly way and converting them into secondary raw materials, it helps build a cleaner environment. To make that happen, Galloo takes advantage of recent trends in order, thus, to retain its status as a ‘first mover’ in the sector and to build on that reputation.

To make good levels of environmental performance demonstrable and keep up quality, Galloo undertakes to continually improve its environment performance in its industrial processes and in the way the work is organized. To that end, it operates a system of environmental management to ISO 14001: 2004, that’s fully integrated into the day-to-day running of the company.

On that score, Management undertakes:

  • To meet the statutory and other environment requirements.
  • To continually improve the environmental management system.
  • To mitigate the effect of its operations on the environment.

The main objectives of our environmental policy are to:

  • Reduce, as much as possible, the fraction of the waste to be dumped.
  • Minimize potential nuisance to neighbouring properties.
  • Reduce the consumption of energy, raw materials and consumables.
  • Adopt ISO 35,562.54 cm a consistent way right across Galloo.

Every year, as part of this management strategy, corporate goals and an action plan are drawn up and implemented. A periodic, independent, external audit is made of the environmental management system, as part of the certification procedure.

The Management fully supports the content of this environmental management system and, for this reason, also provides the tools necessary to install, maintain and improve this system. This mission statement and its implications are made known to all employees, both inside and outside Galloo, through in-service training and by heightening employee awareness. Management is counting on a strong and active commitment from every employee in order to meet the requirements of the environmental management system. To steer this system in the right direction, the Management has appointed a management representative. Management grants this management representative the necessary powers to further develop and monitor the environmental management system.

Menen, 22/04/2008

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