The history of Roba Metals

The independent family business in metal since 1937

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Your independent and proactive partner

Are you seeking a partner who identifies market opportunities and works with you to exploit them for the supply of your metal products? An independent partner who supplies both standard and custom-designed products? But who also manages the entire chain in terms of recycling?

Then Roba Metals is the independent and proactive partner for you. We always strive to maintain a long term relationship with our customers and we realise all too well that this must come from both sides. That's why you, the customer, are always central to Roba Metals.

Making the customer central to us means that we give advice openly and honestly. Identifying (cost) risks for you. And continually innovating in the field of products, technology and contract types. What's more, we are always seeking partners who can supplement our offer in terms of products, expertise or regional presence: for partnership or acquisition.


Some highlights from Roba Metals' history

1937: foundation of family business Roba Metals
1949: opening of steel division in the Netherlands
1976: acquisition of Afillips, a producer of copper, aluminium, nickel, zinc and lead-based alloys
1983: foundation of stainless steel division
1988: opening of branches in the United Kingdom and Belgium
1993: acquisition of KBM Master Alloys, a producer and exporter of aluminium master alloys and metal importer
1993: commissioning of stainless steel Service Centre in the Netherlands
1997: commissioning of Steel Service Centre in Belgium
2005: foundation of Roba Metals Poland
2006: acquisition of Van der Rijn, a Belgian dealer in non-ferrous metals
2009: acquisition of Thomal aluminium foundry
2012: foundation of Roba Metals Germany in Krefeld
2012: opening of Stainless Steel Service Centre in Genk