Sims Metal Management Limited is an Australian-owned, public company which generates the bulk of its revenue from the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and electronics. The company has operations in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Asia, the United Kingdom and Europe and employs approximately 5,400 people. Following the merger of Sims Group Limited and the US-based Metal Management Inc. in 2008, the company's corporate head office was relocated to New York City. The registered office is located in Botany, New South Wales.

Sims Metal Management Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the code SGM. The company’s American Depositary Shares (ADSs) are quoted on the over-the-Counter market under the symbol ‘SMSMY’.

Sims Metal Management Limited is the largest recycler of metals and electronics globally with operations over five continents. 

Sims Metal Management's activities are separated into the following divisions:

  • Ferrous secondary recycling - involves the purchasing, collection, processing and resale of iron and steel secondary raw material.
  • Non-ferrous secondary recycling -  involves the sourcing, collection, processing and resale of other metal alloys and residues such as aluminium, copper, zinc and lead.
  • Recycling solutions -  involves environmentally responsible recycling and disposal of electronic and electrical equipment and IT asset management and recovery solutions for commercial customers.
  • Secondary processing and other services -   includes value-added processes involved in the melting, refining and ingoting of non-ferrous metals.


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