History

The history of the COMET Group starts in 1986 with Alfred Grosjean taking over the PARIDANS sites in Aubange and the Bodson site in Châtelet in 1987.

The history of the COMET Group starts in 1986 with Alfred Grosjean taking over the PARIDANS sites in Aubange and the Bodson site in Châtelet in 1987.

Very quickly the tonnages increased and the site was expanded. In 1988 the “Compagnie des Métaux de la Sambre” (nowadays known as “COMETSAMBRE”) was established, RECYMET followed four years later, thus marking the early days of the COMET Group. In the same year Alfred Grosjean’s son, Pierre Grosjean, took over the management, after having spent several years working in the field and learning the tricks of the trade.

For a period of 5 years he continued to develop the activities, until finally in 1997 his brother Philippe Grosjean became in charge.

The COMET Group has rapidly consolidated its position and felt the need to expand and develop its activities. By taking over existing companies and creating new ones the Group has strengthened its position on the ferrous and non-ferrous metals market, but also extended its expertise towards other recycling-related fields.

Today the COMET Group consists of about thirty companies across Belgium and France. It includes a range of high-performance facilities that enabled it to achieve unrivalled recycling percentages.

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2019

2019

  • Recycar (Chatelet) and VM Recycling (Obourg) become the first certified centres for depollution of electric and hybrid cars in Wallonia.
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2018

2018

  • Acquisition of the Strépy site, 4ha, 5000 m² of building.
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2016

2016

  • Creation of Comet France in Bonneuil sur Marne.
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2013

2013

  • Creation of Ecofer (ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals) and of V&M Recycling (ELV and non-ferrous metals).
  • Guillaume Grosjean takes over general management of COMETSAMBRE.
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2012

2012

  • Creation of Comet PLASTIQUES.
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2009

2009

  • Creation of Comet GHENT (export platform).
  • Opening of the Obourg site and start of the 7000 hp shredder.
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2008

2008

  • Opening of the Obourg site and start of the 7000 hp shredder.
  • Acquisition of RUDY W (inland navigation).
  • Creation of Comet BRUSSELS (ferrous and non-ferrous metals).
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2007

2007

  • Acquisition of Récupération Du Nord in La Chapelle d’Armentières (ferrous and non-ferrous metals) and creation of Covanord.
  • Foundation of Terecoval in Chambéry in France (WEEE and cooling equipment).
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2004

2004

  • Acquisition of Gosselin Duriez in Denain (ferrous and non-ferrous metals).
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2002

2002

  • Creation of Comet TRANSPORTS (transport by truck) and of Comet TRAITEMENTS (shredder residues).
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2001

2001

  • Creation of Comet Tyre Recycling (CTR), a company specializing in collecting, processing and recycling all kinds of used tyres in an environmentally friendly way.
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2000

2000

  • Acquisition of Georges Cornu in Wasquehal (ferrous and non-ferrous metals).
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1998

1998

  • Purchase of a 3000 hp shredder intended for the Châtelet site.
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1997

1997

  • Philippe Grosjean takes over the recycling activity that was initiated by his brother Pierre.
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1995

1995

  • Creation of RECYCAR (end-of-life vehicles).
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1992

1992

  • Creation of RECYMET (non-ferrous metals).
  • Pierre Grosjean takes over the company management.
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1988

1988

  • Creation of the “Compagnie des Métaux de la Sambre”, nowadays known as “COMETSAMBRE” (ferrous metals).
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1987

1987

  • Take-over of the Bodson site in Châtelet, near Charleroi.

  • At that time the site was equipped with a metal cutter and a shredder (the first one in the region).
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1986

1986

  • Take-over of the PARIDANS sites in Aubange by Alfred Grosjean.

The Comet Group

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Offer endless possibilities to recycled materials.

We are a Belgian, family-owned industrial group active in the trading of ferrous, non-ferrous and derived metals.

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The Comet Group

Rivage de Boubier 25
B – 6200 Châtelet
Belgium

+32 71 24 38 38

+32 71 39 33 08

info@groupecomet.com

Our activities

Ferrous metals

Non-ferrous metals

End-of-life vehicles (ELV)

Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Tyres

Shredder residues

Plastics issued from shredder residues

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