Promel Scrap Metals was incorporated in 1998 as Promel Trading Ltd, a start-up business owned by Lenny.
The initial function in Cape Town was to act as a ‘scrap co-operative’, where scrap dealers who did not have the marketing, volume or financial muscle to export on their own against the dominant players could deliver scrap to our packing facility and be paid a price more than triple what they had been accepting before. Due to market pressures Promel Scrap Metals in quick succession had to install balers for light (car body type) scrap, a weighbridge and other traditional scrap-handling equipment.
In February of 2004, Promel Scrap Metals was requested to assist in the supply of high quality foundry grade scrap to Atlantis Foundries, a maker of engine blocks and subsidiary of Daimler AG of Germany. This honour was followed by being appointed an approved supplier of high quality scrap to Scow Metals.
Since the collapse of the scrap industry in the second half of 2008, Promel Scrap Metals has become a more traditional scrap processor and trader, and exports about 70% of its scrap by value.
Promel Scrap Metals sits on the executive committee of the Metal Recyclers Association, and has done for many years.
Lenny is the Operations Director, and has a background in hazardous waste disposal with a nationwide emergency response company. Moore is the engine room of the company, and is normally called upon to fix the exuberance of Promel Scrap Metals. Early in 2021 after the hit of the pandemic, Promel Scrap Metals was incorporated into the PROMEL GROUP of companies, and from then operates under its Company Profile of Promel Global Trading Group.