Oran Metal Group marks its half century with new sustainability programme

Pictured at the Port of Galway celebrating leading Irish metal recycling company, Oran Metal Group’s 50 years in business, along with the announcement of a further one million euro investment annually in the company’s sustainability programme is (l-r) CEO of the Port of Galway, Conor O'Dowd; Harbour Master Captain Brian Sheridan; Managing Director of Oran Metal Group, Patrick Walsh; General Manager of Galway Metal Company Ltd, Mark Casserly; and General Manager of City of Galway Shipping, Tom McElwain. With three sites nationwide in Galway, Limerick and Laois, Oran Metal Group, headquartered in Oranmore, is at the forefront of sustainable recycling, exporting recycled steel as raw material to steel mills in southern Europe. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy
Pictured at the Port of Galway celebrating leading Irish metal recycling company, Oran Metal Group’s 50 years in business, along with the announcement of a further one million euro investment annually in the company’s sustainability programme is (l-r) CEO of the Port of Galway, Conor O'Dowd; Harbour Master Captain Brian Sheridan; Managing Director of Oran Metal Group, Patrick Walsh; General Manager of Galway Metal Company Ltd, Mark Casserly; and General Manager of City of Galway Shipping, Tom McElwain. With three sites nationwide in Galway, Limerick and Laois, Oran Metal Group, headquartered in Oranmore, is at the forefront of sustainable recycling, exporting recycled steel as raw material to steel mills in southern Europe. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Irish metal recycling company, Oran Metal Group has marked its 50th year in business with the announcement of an annual one million euro investment in the company’s sustainability programme.

With three sites nationwide in Galway, Limerick and Laois, the Oranmore-headquartered company is at the forefront of sustainable recycling, exporting recycled steel as raw material to steel mills in southern Europe.

Oran Metal Group is now one the largest EPA-licensed scrap metal processors and recyclers in Ireland. In 2018, the company turned over €52 million and employs 41 in Galway and 103 people in total nationwide.

The company recycles in excess of 150,000 tonnes of metal per annum nationwide, conserving natural resources by reducing the extraction of raw ores for the production of new steel products.

Speaking on the 50th anniversary celebration, Managing Director of Oran Metal Group Patrick Walsh said: “Fifty years ago my father, Paddy Walsh, set up Galway Metal Company Ltd and since then we’ve acquired the Limerick Metal Recycling Company and the A1 Metals Recycling Ltd in Mountmellick, Laois. This led to the establishment of Oran Metal Group.

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