In the 5 years since it was established, Group Wreck International Non-Ferrous has experienced phenomenal growth – and has grown to become the one of the largest metal recycling operations in Durban.


Group Wreck International Non-Ferrous

Our two yards are highly mechanised, with state-of-the-art equipment and a fleet of reliable new trucks geared to handle large volumes efficiently. Among our current staff of 90 are several staff members with over 20 years’ experience.

We strive to support the South African economy, supplying local end users wherever possible. Excess material is exported through the company’s own shipping department, which deals directly with end users in China, Korea and the rest of the world.

As a customer, you can expect sound advice, speedy market-related payments, efficient delivery and collection services and a personalized service.

Our Branches

Phoenix operation

You’ll find a hive of activity at our busy Phoenix branch, with a constant stream of trucks crossing the weighbridge – bringing diverse loads of metal into the yard for sorting, shearing, baling and packing into containers for export.

Unlike most similar operations in South Africa, the Phoenix yard is fully concreted and almost completely under cover, allowing production to continue regardless of adverse weather conditions.

The operation is highly mechanised with all the latest metal processing equipment, including a 100-ton crane, 500-ton shear, cable stripper, balers and other world class facilities.

Queensmead Yard

Our original premises in Queensmead Industrial Park are geared to handle a vast tonnage of both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap. The yard is conveniently located for easy access to the N3 to Johannesburg and the M7 to the Durban harbour.

We’ve built strong relationships with customers over the years and remain strong owing to our commitment to good service and our willingness to go the ‘extra mile’.

Both branches are fitted with state-of-the-art machinery which ensures a fast, efficient service. Scrap stainless steel is scientifically analysed and sorted according to grade as well as weight – so you can buy and sell with confidence.

Our Services

Buying Scrap Metal

We buy all non-ferrous scrap metal (copper, brass, lead, zinc alloys, cast aluminium and foil, nickel, etc) as well as stainless steel and ferrous scrap – regardless of tonnage. Our service includes collection and bin placement services if they are required, we aim to provide a prompt, personal and professional service.

Both branches have accurate weighbridges and metal processing equipment designed for quick and convenient turnaround. We also collect if necessary and offer a free bin placement service for industry where scrap metal is generated on a regular ongoing basis.

Buy from us

We source and trade metal locally and internationally, we apply our expert knowledge in the metal and export industry to ensure that our metal is accurately grade, shredded, baled and packed in a cost-effective way.

With our vast network of local and international trading partners and contacts, we can deliver any quality metal you’re in the market to buy.

Our reputation speaks for itself; we produce high quality metals so you can buy with confidence and have your metal delivered to you anywhere in South Africa or anywhere around the globe on time, with your required weight and grade of metal.

Talk to us about buying or selling

  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast aluminium