Our early days
At our roots, Metallurg Inc (now Insimbi) was primarily concerned with the mining industry and the marketing of products such as grain refiners, tungsten carbide powders, Ferro molybdenum, Ferro titanium and welding powders. The company also represented independent producers of inoculants, nodulisers and calcium silicide.
Growth and diversification
Today, Insimbi provides resource-based commodities, such as ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, as well as refractory materials to a wide range of industries. More recently we’ve entered the plastic manufacturing market, providing plastic containers to the chemical, agricultural, home and food industries. Our most recent acquisition has catapulted us into the metals recycling business giving us a significant presence in the metals recycling arena.
1970: Metallurg Inc (USA) establishes Metallurg SA in Johannesburg in 1970.
1992: The operation moved to its current premises in Wadeville, Germiston.
2003: The management of Metallurg SA enter into a new ownership agreement resulting in a break from Metallurg Inc. Langham Carter, Danny O’Connor, Pieter Schutte (all since retired), Fred Botha, Colin Botha and Eddy Liechti form the first executive management team of what will become Insimbi.
2005: Executive management rebranded the company as Insimbi Alloy Supplies (Proprietary) Limited.
2008: Acquired Insimbi Aluminium Alloys (PTY) Ltd (ex-Future Alloys)
2008: Insimbi Industrial Holdings Ltd listed on the AltX board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
2009: Acquired Global Materials in Cape Town including 4000m2 warehousing and office space.
2010: Acquired Metlite Alloys (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town.
2010: Purchased Insimbi Fibres Division (ex Mettaloy Fibres)
2011: Launched Insimbi’s Exports Division
2012: Migrated to the non-ferrous Industrial Metals sector on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under the ticker ISB.
2015: Acquired Polydrum
2016: Acquired Amalgamated Metals Recycling (AMR).