• The plant cost over £50 million to build.
  • It is the most modern plant in Europe, using best available techniques (BAT) and operates to the highest environmental standards
  • The build and commissioning was completed in three phases
    • Phase I started operation July 2006
    • Phase II started operation July 2008
    • Phase III started operation October 2008
  • There was also significant further development over the following 5 year period.
  • The site directly employs over 100 local people.
  • We currently spend over £3 million per annum with local companies for services.
  • We are a strategic UK industry site for the recycling of waste lead acid batteries.
  • We currently recycle over 95% of the battery contents.


  • To develop the Rassau site as our UK centre of excellence
  • To invest in future developments for additional facilities and additional jobs
  • To aim for long term investments and long term stability, with job security


  • Lead to BS12588 specification and other specialist lead alloys
  • Sodium Sulphate
  • Polypropylene