• July 1998: creation of S.T.R. (Scraps Trading & Recycling) – working handling negotiations for ferrous metals
  • December 1999: takeover of Noirfalise et Fils, specialising in collection, sorting and recycling waste metal since 1870 by STR
  • August 1999: creation of STR France located in the north of France
  • July 2005: creation of S.T.R. Mexico
  • October 2006: takeover of PAPNAM (province of Namur) specialising in recycling cardboard and paper
  • April 2007: takeover of BLANCHART SA (Jumet) – platform for ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • April 2008: takeover of xxx Maastricht