EMR Acquires Scottish Scrap Dealer

Scottish scrap yard now one of EMR’s 70-plus in the U.K.

January 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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European Metal Recycling (EMR), a United Kingdom-based metals recycling firm, has acquired the scrap metal company Henry Gray, which operates a scrap processing facility in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. With the purchase, EMR now has seven collection centers in Scotland and more than 70 throughout the U.K.

According to EMR, the acquisition of Henry Gray has “secured EMR’s expansion into the Fife area of Scotland.” In a news release, the company says development work is already underway at the site with a new double weighbridge planned for installation in the near future. The improvements are designed to ease congestion at the entrance and maximize onsite efficiency

“This is an exciting opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” says William Gray, founder of Henry Gray, who has now joined EMR’s management team. “It’s business as normal for us, but with the added security and [the]backing of one of the world’s biggest and most successful scrap metal companies.”

“We’ve been eager to move into Fife for some time now,” says EMR Manager Andrew Sheppard. “We’re looking forward to building the already strong Henry Gray scrap metal business further and have welcomed the founding family into the EMR Group.”