Our company’s history goes back to the 1970s when Codelco Chile decided to aim at an advanced refining process for part of their copper products and started their search for suitable options. An associate company, the Deutsche Giessdraht GmbH, located in Emmerich, was created. In order to enhance its presence in Europe, Codelco Chile founded a subsidiary, which in 1983 initiated its business activity.

The main activity of this subsidiary is the sale of wire rod of the brand Rheinrod, which due to a co partnership constituting 40% of the Deutsche Giessdraht GmbH Emmerich is “home-made”.

The annual sales volume of wire rod amounts more than 100.000 tons. Moreover, the company dedicates itself to the import, export and wholesale of metals, notably copper.

The ordinary share capital totals 3,0 million Euro.

Codelco Chile

Codelco Chile – Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile – the world’s largest copper producer, is our only shareholder. (http://www.codelco.cl).