BERZELIUS Stolberg GmbH

The BERZELIUS Stolberg (BBH) facility is one of the largest and most modern primary lead smelters in the world. The facility employs almost 300 workers, and utilises the second-largest software process system in Germany.

Founded in 1848, BBH implemented the QSL process in 1990, which to this day remains at the cutting edge of lead production. Tailor-made logistics solutions for the worldwide receipt of raw materials, including warehouse and rail, plus major investments and successful industry projects like the sulphuric acid pilot plant Bayqik®, have reinforced the first-class reputation of this facility.

The plant can produce 155,000 tonnes of lead and more than 100 different specifications of market-leading lead alloys. The market-listed high-purity lead has certified elements with an accuracy of 1ppm, and is produced under the brand name STOLBERG.

Thanks to its on-site silver plant, opened in 2014, BBH also produces 700 tonnes of doré silver, or Güldischsilber, via the separation of precious metals. Output includes 99.6% silver, gold, and platinum from lead concentrates, a product which is much in demand by the jewellery industry.

In addition to around 130,000 tonnes of sulphuric acid, BBH produces copper/lead matte and BERZELIT® slag.

BBH is world-renowned for setting international quality standards.