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Boliden Bergsöe

Best at lead recovery

Bergsöe in Landskrona is the Nordic region's only secondary smelter for lead and one of Europe's biggest recyclers of used lead-acid batteries. Every year, lead is recovered from 4 million dead car batteries and at least 70 per cent of the lead produce is sold to the battery industry in Europe where it is used again. Because lead is a finite resource but fully recyclable, Bergsöe is an important link in this crucial metal's cycle.

As is the case at all of Boliden's plants, Bergsöe seeks to minimize its environmental impact and to use all resources as efficiently as possible. Good examples of this are the new plastic separation plant that came on stream in 2019, and our provision of surplus heat from production to Landskrona municipality's district heating system, which covers the annual heating needs of around 2,000 homes.  

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Bergsöe in figures

  • Established: 1942
  • Acquired: 1979
  • Operating profit: -21 SEK m (2020)
  • Production: Lead alloys 49 ktonnes (2019)
  • Number of employees: 70

Did you know that...

lead-acid batteries for motor vehicles – invented back in 1859 – are the oldest type of rechargeable batteries?

Thanks to their ability to deliver the high current over a short period of time necessary to operate a starter motor, this type of battery has been put to great use within the automotive industry.

Lead-acid batteries are also used as a power source in heavier vehicles such as diesel electric locomotives, submarines and as reserve power sources in installations with high operational reliability standards such as telecommunications facilities.

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