History of Affilips

In 1961 "Affilips N.V." originated from the metallurgical family business "Usine à Métaux Alfred Molinet", a company that was established in Tienen ...
Usine à Métaux Alfred Molinet
Usine à Métaux Alfred Molinet
In 1961 "Affilips N.V." originated from the metallurgical family business "Usine à Métaux Alfred Molinet", a company that was established in Tienen in 1937.
The necessary funds were provided by Lips, a Dutch manufacturer of marine propellers. The new company was named "Société Belge d’Affinage Lips", or Affilips for short.
From producer of refined copper, bronze and brass, Affilips steadily developed into a specialist in non-ferrous master alloys.
In 1976 Affilips was taken over by Roba Metals , a Dutch company trading in steel, metals and alloys. This marked the beginning of a period of phenomenal development, during which Affilips grew into one of Europe’s leading master alloy producers for the non-ferrous metals and special steel industries.

A milestone in Affilips' history was the merger in 1993 with KBM Master Alloys, a Dutch company formerly known as Kawecki-Billiton Metaalindustrie with plants in Delfzijl and Oss. KBM has been a forerunner in the aluminium grain refiner business since 1962 and has performed pioneering work in this field of expertise. The merger resulted in a valuable mix of knowledge and experience.
On January 1st, 1994 Affilips and KBM Master Alloys joined forces and formed a marketing & sales company named KBM Affilips B.V. with headquarters in Oss, The Netherlands.
Today these companies and their sister company in the UK, Roba Metals Ltd., are wholly owned operating companies of ROBA Holding B.V. Many years of specialization have allowed KBM Affilips to assume a leading position in the world market for an extensive range of non-ferrous master alloys.