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Posted on : Jan 23, 2009
Netherlands / France | Through
its parent company Financière de Coelho, French lead battery recycling
specialist Metal Blanc, has acquired a majority interest in Dutch battery
sorting company Van Peperzeel BV.

According to the latter, based in Lelystad, the Netherlands, the acquisition
supports the company’s strategy to expands its battery sorting company over
Europe. The lead battery experience of Bourg-Fidéle based Metal Blanc also
allows Van Peperzeel to develop its lead battery recycling business.

CEO Johan van Peperzeel says both companies are complimentary in its operations
an ‘enables them to cover every step of the lead battery recycling process, and
to become even strong players in this field.’ Mr Van Peperzeel remains one of
the shareholders and will continue in his role as Managing Director.

Recently the family-owned company moved into a new premises in the Dutch town of
Lelystad, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Van Peperzeel is the main contractor
of the Dutch battery collection system Stibat.
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