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KME in short

KME is a pan-European industrial group with a leading position in the global market for copper and copper alloy products.

With his figures (year 2014) KME is one of the main group in the world in the production of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products, with a product range including special high technology components.

  • 392,000 tons annual production of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products
  • € 2,028 million revenue
  • 12 production sites in the major European national markets and in China
  • 2 industry-leading research centres: one in Italy and one in Germany 
  • Service and technical assistance centres in the world’s principal industrial areas
  • Global sales network with offices, agencies and trading companies which cover the major European countries as well as the American and Asian markets
  • about 5,150 employees
  • 21,000 business partners counting clients and suppliers.

Founded in 1886 as "SMI - Società Metallurgica Italiana", KME is today an industrial group with head offices in Florence and Europe-wide operations, with a leading position in the world copper processing industry.

In fact KME can be included among the first eight industrial groups in the world in the non-ferrous metals sector and among the first thirty industrial groups in the world in the metals sector (ferrous and non-ferrous).


KMEOn 1 May 2007 KME adopted the single brand KME® to identify all its subsidiaries, whose plants are located in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and China.

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Deals of the YearKME was recognised by the international finance community for the financial contracts stipulated with a pool of banks.


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