We trade in metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)

we trade in metal

Go big

In order to maximise the revenue for both the supplier and purchaser, we need large volumes to reduce the logistics and production costs.

Wrap it up nicely, please

Materials can be presented as either loose, baled, or on reels. The presentation plays a large role as to where it will be sent. If baling is not possible we can arrange for 30m3 containers and/or skips to be placed on site (in major South African cities only) as well as smaller skips in the CPT area.

We provide demolition site work only within the CPT region.

To offer the best possible price, there should be no cross contamination. Please see below for the classifications of metal grades and relevant terminology.

Over land, over sea

Baled materials can be moved locally by truck throughout South Africa or exported overseas by shipping it in containers.

Terms & Definitions



Aluminium  Aluminium
Extrusion ally Window and door frames. It is vital that they must have no screws and pop rivets.
Old roll ally Old ally pots and pans; window and door frames with rivets and screws in.
New roll ally Off-cuts of new, unpainted ally also from profile cuttings.
Ally shaving  
UBC (ally cans)  
Ally foil  
Cast ally Car parts, engine parts.
Magnisuim ally Also engine parts, but mostly used by VW (VW parts).
Zinc The male and female plugs from trailors, stoves, door handles and carburetors from cars.
Batteries All lead acid batteries (not torch or remote batteries)
Battery Lead Lead that comes out of lead acid batteries
Brass  Bronze
Brass Water taps and fittings; ornaments etc.
Brass shavings  
Brass wire  
GM brass (gun metal) This brass is used by engineers for bushes.
70/30 Brass This brass pays higher and is different in colour. It consists of 70% copper and 30% brass as found in ammonition cart cases.
Aluminium bronze (Ali bronze) Boat propellers are made of this material.
Copper  Copper
S/B (shiny bright copper) Copper taken out of cable sleeves.
1A copper Thick strands of copper, buzz bar, greasy copper (copper covered with grease when taken out of plastic sleeves).
Mix copper or copper no 2 Burnt wire, copper pipe, copper geysers and copper from appliances.
Brazery copper Copper that has not been properly cleaned.
Tin copper This is copper wire that has been coated with tin. Tin is also a non-ferrous product.
Copper shavings This is clean copper that comes from milling machines, but pays a lesser price due to it being a shaving or sworf.
Copper cable (ICW) Insulated copper cable – copper that is still in its plastic form.
Copper elements This includes all water heating elements for human consumption and also consist of porcelain in the tubes
Nickel squares This is 99% nickel and is used in a variety of products by manufacturing companies.
Nickel crushings This is 99% nickel and is used in a variety of products by manufacturing companies.
Nickel ingots This is 99% nickel and is used in a variety of products by manufacturing companies.
Radiators  Radiators
Copper rads Radiator cores are made of copper and the water tanks consist of brass.
Aluminium rads Radiator cores are aluminium.
Aluminium copper rads Radiator cores are made of copper pipe and aluminium fins
Steel  Steel Shavings
Stainless steel (stainless steel is non-magnetic) 304 Non-magnetic (might have some surface rust due to low nickel content)
310 Will sometimes be magnetic due to very high nickel content. It will also look like normal mild steel due to the high nickel content that gives it a black, rusty colour.
316 Non-magnetic (will never rust due to a certain percentage of nickel content)
Stainless steel shavings This is pure stainless steel, when not mixed with mild steel shavings generated by engineering companies.
3CR12 stainless steel This is a very low nickel content stainless steel, and is also fully magnetic like normal mild steel. Consequently 3CR12 is in the price range as mild steel. Additional 3CR12 codes and numbers include 416,420,429,430 which are all magnetic .
Stainless steel elements This is pure stainless steel, but due to the porcelain content within the tubes it is not in the same price range as 304,316 or 310 stainless steel.
Moly (molybdenum steel) Moly is a substance or by product that one uses when making stainless steel. The higher the moly content, the more expensive the stainless steel becomes. This is when stainless steel becomes the different grades of monel (monel 400,600,800) or incoloy stainless steel.
Tin ingots This is used in the plating or tinting industry where, for example, they manufacture tinted copper.
Tungsten tooling Tungsten tooling is used in the engineering sector for machining (normally square and triangle shapes and tips).
Tungsten mining Tungsten mining is used in the mining sector for drilling, and for the machines that grades the old tarmac when laying new tar (normally round balls or spear points).