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About Us

About Us

We specialise in treatment of end-of-life consumer products , as well as in comprehensive industrial waste management and recovery of scrap in general.

We have a extensive national implementation and a recycling plant in Portugal, which allows us to cover with guarantees the supply needs of our customers and provide waste management services to companies with maximum efficiency anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula.

Committed to the growing environmental requirements, we maintain a constant certification process for all our plants and activities in accordance with international standards on Quality , Safety at Work and Environment and we have adopted a policy of continuous improvement of our industrial facilities.

All this, together with the important highly specialized and qualified human team and our experience of more than 50 years in the management of waste and its conversion into recycled raw materials makes us a reference in the recycling sector. We are active members in the main national associations of the sector, FER (Spanish Federation for Recycling and Recovery) and GREMI (Gremi de Recuperació de Catalunya) and we also took part as Gold Member in the BIR (Bureau of International Recycling).

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Our History

YEAR 2014

50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Lajo y Rodriguez,as a Public Limited Company.

YEAR 2012

The new plant for WEEE (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment) recycling starts operations at ITS Mejorada del Campo (Madrid). At this plant all kind of refrigerators are recycled.

YEAR 2011

Opening of the new recycling plant of ARCHAMESA at La Muela(Zaragoza).

The new aluminum smelter of MEFRAGSA in Albalate del Arzobispo (Teruel), ITS starts operations.

YEAR 2010

The new shredder plant of Reyfra in San Martín de la Vega (Madrid) starts ITS operations.

Buyout of the company Ferrous Recoveries of Araya, S.A. (REFESA) by LYRSA.

YEAR 2006

On July 2006 the new lead smelter plant of Recobatstarts working in Albalate del Arzobispo (Teruel).

YEAR 2004

In the last quarter of this year, the activity of a new Lyrsa plant in Aznalcóllar (Seville) started with a last generation Zerdirator type shredder plant.

YEAR 2001

On March 27, Shredded Metals S.A. ( MEFRAGSA ) is constituted. In the middle of year 2007, ITS activity of Mefragsa started heavy media metal separation in Its new plant of Albalate del Arzobispo (Teruel).

YEAR 2000

On January 14, in Lisbon, Lyrsa Reciclagens Industriais Lda. Is constituted. In 2007 this company opens a new recycling plant in Valença do Minho, north of Portugal.

YEAR 1997

On the second of January, Lyrsa activity starts ITS With significant investments on facilities and machinery in the inside of the Acerinox Factory in Los Barrios(Cádiz).

On November 18, Recuperación Ecológica de Baterías SL(RECOBAT) is constituted with a lead battery treatment plant in Pina de Ebro(Zaragoza). On July 2006 the new lead smelter plant starts working in Albalate del Arzobispo (Teruel).

YEAR 1993

On April 21, Recuperaciones Férricas de Araya S.A. (REFESA) is constituted, and counts with a shredder plant in San Román de San Millán (Álava).

YEAR 1992

Constitution of Recycling and Fragmentation (REYFRA) as Association of Economic Interest (AIE in Spanish), with two shredder plants in Mejorada del Campo and San Martín de la Vega, Both locations in Madrid. On July 4 , 1995, REYFRA turns into public corporation.

YEAR 1983

First establishment in Pontevedra, in the city of Vigo, That later, in 1987, to the current location Moves of 20,000 m² in the area of Industrial Gándaras, in Porriño.

YEAR 1970

Consolidation of the first establishment in Lleida, at the Carretera de Tarragona, with an area of 7,500 m².

YEAR 1967

On October 9 Aragonesa de Chatarras y Metales S.A.(ARCHAMESA) is constituted in Zaragoza , at the industrial area of Cogullada. In These days, a new plant of 22,000 sqm at La Muela (Zaragoza) is being developed.

Buying of Recuperaciones Díaz (Logroño) shares, Which turned into public corporation on March 31, 1979. In 2007 the activity Moves from the old Camino de las Norias plant to the new one in the industrial area of Valparaiso, with an area of 30,000 m².

YEAR 1964

On May 18th, Lajo y Rodriguez is constitued as Public Limited Company.

YEAR 1959

First establishment in Alicante, in Avenida de Alcoy. In 1982 the activity Moves to the Carretera de Madrid plant and, since 1997, is ran with a new plant Simultaneously of 18,000 m² in the Industrial area of Pla de la Vallonga. In the year 2006 the definitive removal of all personnel to this plant is done.

YEAR 1957

Consolidation of the first establishment in Barcelona, at Viriato street. In 1960 the Nuestra Señora del Port facilities are built and later on, in 1985 the activity In This area Moves to the current plant in Barberá del Vallés, in the industrial area of Santiga, with 27,000 m².

First establishment in Valencia in Avenida de Baleares. Later, in 1977, all the activity is Moved to the current plant in the Industrial area of Fuente del Jarro in Paterna with an area of 20,000 sqm.

YEAR 1952

Consolidation of the first establishment in Sevilla. After going through several locations (Calatrava, Huerta Three Steps), in 1975, the activity was Settled in the current plant of Alcalá de Guadaira, with an area of 52,000 m² About.

YEAR 1949

First establishment in Valladolid, in Barrio de las Delicias. The activity Moves to the Argales plant later, again Until 1993 That Moves to the current plant, About 32,000 m², in the San Cristobal industrial area. Apart From this, and since 1969, we render waste management services, with our own equipment and personnel, inside the Renault factory in this town.

YEAR 1946

Beginning of the recycling activity in Madrid, combined With another textile activity. Throughout the years we Have Several operated plants, like the ones in Elfo, Azucenas or Vallecas. After Several years operating Simultaneously in three locations (Rufino González, Coslada and Mejorada del Campo), finally in 1989, the activity of Lyrsa in Madrid was unified in the current plant of Mejorada del Campo (Shared with REYFRA) With an area of 36,000 m².

YEAR 1939

Beginning of the familiar joint activity with a first permanent establishment for recycling in Salvatierra de Álava, and later, in 1945, with another one in Vitoria (Alava), in the street of Las Trianas, Which was followed by the Monseñor Estenaga plant in 1954 . in 1965 with the buying of the company  Refiners and Smelters Escalmendi SA, all the activity in esta area Moves to the plant of Carretera de Bergara, Where it stays Until year 2005, When the activities of Lyrsa and Refesa are joined in the present plant of Araia (Álava), with an area of 56.000 m² About.

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