In 1987, TMC Metal Co., Ltd. was founded in Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, as a scrap metal recycling plant. TMC’s operations involve the recycling of materials from many industries, e.g. semi-conductor devices, photoelectric devices, and other scrap/bi-products resulting from electronic equipment manufacturers, petroleum refiners, and petrochemical producers. Although the primary emphasis is the recovery of precious metals, i.e. gold, silver, palladium, platinum and rhenium, other materials are also recycled, such as non-ferrous and ferrous metals as well as plastics. The types of materials handled include, reject integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, manufactured products as well as spent catalyst.
While the World’s new technologies continues to be developed, it provides many benefits to individuals as well as businesses but it also results in the degradation of the environment. This is evidenced by the number of negative incidents reported in the media, on an almost daily basis. While environmental governmental agencies are charged with the primary responsibility to formulate and implement sound environmental policy, it is necessary that we all have an acute awareness of our individual and corporate roles in protecting the environment. Only through a commitment to the spirit of environmental protection and the strict adherence to environmental regulations can we conduct our business with minimal negative impact on our world.
TMC seeks out smelting and refining companies that share our commitment to the environment while returning optimum metal values for our customers. Our goal is to obtain the highest degree of asset conservation with the assurance to our customers that their waste products will not have a negative impact on the environment.
While the plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan remains our technology center, TMC has expanded to include facilities in Malaysia, China (Suzhou/Shanghai), Philippines (Laguna/Clark), Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. Each of these facilities utilizes state-of-the-art control systems for the treatment of industrial wastes. Our dedication to environmental protection has earned TMC recognition and appreciation from both the private sector and governmental agencies. Local media, in Taiwan, have published very favorable articles about TMC’s operations. TMC received certifications for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 as well as OHSAS 18001 as part of our commitment, not only to the environment, but to the safety and wellbeing of our employees.