Aurubis AG engages in the production of copper, copper products and precious metals. It operates through the following units: Primary Copper, Recycling & Precious Metals and Copper Products. The Primary Copper unit engages in the business of procurement of copper-bearing and precious metal-bearing raw materials to the production of marketable metals. The Recycling & Precious Metals unit engages in the production of copper from copper-bearing recycling materials and input materials containing precious metals. The Copper Products unit includes all sectors involved in the production and marketing of wire rod, continuous cast shapes, pre-rolled strip, strip and profiles and copper trading. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.