What we stand for

Metaalhandel Ketting was established more than 60 years ago. And over the decades – working together with our clients and suppliers – we’ve achieved a great deal. While a lot has changed, we have always stayed true to our roots. We may have developed from a small neighbourhood buyer into a professional metal trader, but at heart we remain the same tightly-knit family business. Our company is currently managed by a third generation of family members, and we have already welcomed the fourth to our team. We combine flexibility with a personalised approach. Over the past 60 years, we have continued to grow and develop, adapt to new technologies and comply with increasingly stringent environmental norms and standards. And we plan to keep doing so in the 60 ahead. Maintaining and building our position, and all the while buying scrap iron and metals.

Metaalhandel Ketting started in 1959 as a modest one-man operation, collecting scrap metal in Pernis, in the heart of Rotterdam’s port area. In the years that followed, this sole proprietorship developed into a small-scale family business. In the difficult 1980s, Metaalhandel Ketting moved to an industrial site, where it steadily developed into the professional metal trading firm it is today.

This history points to the strong tradition of knowledge and technical expertise found in our firm. However, to survive in today’s increasingly professional metal recycling sector, you need more than just know-how. You have to stay on top of new developments, use advanced facilities and equipment and pay close attention to environmental aspects during processing and storage. This focus on professionalism has proven crucial to the success of our firm and our customers.


By continuing to invest in these facilities over the past decade, we can now offer our customers an array of advanced storage and processing options. We work according to clear, environmentally responsible procedures and can arrange all the requisite transport and environmental permits.

In the years ahead, we will continue on this course. As a result, we can accept virtually any type and form of scrap metal, from a growing group of clients and customers – and ensure that these materials are processed in a manner that is both environmentally and economically responsible.

Our flexible organisation and personalised approach allow us to swiftly and efficiently complete your orders and requests. And thanks to our solid infrastructure and professional expertise, we can process virtually any shipment or item – regardless of its volume or dimensions. It is this combination of strengths that makes Metaalhandel Ketting an outstanding partner for the professional and reliable processing of scrap metal.

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