How Does Maxilead Export Metals?

If you’ve ever wondered just what happens to your scrap metal after it is sent off for recycling then look no further. This step-by-step guide will explain to you exactly what happens to your scrap metal after you bring it to us at Maxilead, and how exactly we then export it.

Our exporting process

Step one: come have a chat with us and bring us your scrap metal

We begin our process right from the get-go, and that starts with you.

When you bring your scrap metal to us, we evaluate it on site, give you a price and then take it off your hands. We then begin the process of getting your scrap metals ready for export before actually shipping them off.

Have you got scrap metal you need disposing of, why not bring it to us at maxilead? We pride ourselves in offering competitive rates and a first-class service, so get in touch today to get started.

Step two: we prep your scrap metal

Next is the technical stuff (incoming machinery-jargon), we use a range of state-of-the-art equipment to get your metal ready for recycling, our pre-export procedures include:

  • Magnetic segregation
  • Metal processing
  • Shearing
  • Baling
  • Cable granulation

If it sounds technical, it’s because it is. But worry not – we’re the experts here at Maxilead and we take care of all of this so you don’t have to. It’s actually incredibly easy to recycle your scrap metal and what more, it could end up in a completely different part of the world.

Step three: loading the scrap metal

Our container tilter is one of our newest pieces of equipment (and we love showing it off).

What this nifty piece of machinery does is to pivot metal storage containers so that we’re maximising our space capacity, which in turns helps us reduce our carbon footprint and increase our turnaround times. All of this results in better prices for you, so we’re pretty proud of it.

This is a crucial part of our exporting process as it is the main task in the ‘loading up ready to go’ stage. At this point, your metal is almost ready for exportation.

Step four: exporting the scrap metal

Finally, we ship off our recycled metals to various locations all over the world.

Your metal can end up pretty much anywhere globally, from Europe to the Middle East or Southeast Asia to America – we export to the majority of the big players worldwide. We currently export around 5,000 tonnes of scrap metal per year to our international partners.

Why should you choose Maxilead for your international exporting?

If the guarantee of first class customer care or the assurance that we are the experts in scrap metal handling isn’t enough then why not choose Maxilead for our 30-year-strong experience within the industry and our solid relationships with international partners?

Our outstanding customer service is matched with our state-of-the-art facilities to build a harmonious working environment in which we are thorough, reliable and efficient.

Some more benefits of our service include:

  • Our capacity to load shipping containers using our fast and efficient container tilter
  • We operate a large number of shears and balers to produce numerous types of high quality steel and pride ourselves in super fast turnaround times
  • We can clean both ferrous and non ferrous metals to meet international standards
  • Our dedicated export team are on hand to recognise your requirements, deal with all the relevant paperwork and ensure your experience with us is as smooth as possible. So you can simply sit back and relax

So, now you know exactly what goes on in our yard in the process up to, and including exportation. To find out more about recycling your scrap metal, or to start your recycling process, get in touch with us today.