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Hensel Recycling Group Strengthens Presence in North America Through Acquisition of Red Fox Resources

on February 23, 2024

OAKLAND, California, February 23, 2024 – Red Fox Resources is pleased to announce that Hensel Recycling Group, a global leader in the precious metals recycling industry, has acquired Red Fox Resources.

This strategic acquisition brings immediate benefits to Red Fox Resources and its customers across North America, tapping into Hensel’s expertise in precious metals management, processing, technical skills, and vast industry connections.

Hensel intends to support Red Fox Resources to continue what we do best, procuring and processing precious metals from the heavy-duty vehicle and industrial markets. Under the Hensel ownership, it will be business as usual at Red Fox Resources, ensuring continuity for all customers, suppliers, and partners. Additionally, the customer-facing Red Fox management team will remain unchanged.

Red Fox will retain its headquarters in Oakland, California, and will soon open a new location in West Berlin, NJ. Having locations on both coasts will increase recycling capacity while offering customers faster service and lower shipping costs.

“From a cultural and commercial perspective, we cannot think of a better partner than Hensel. We look forward to expanding our capabilities and customer reach with an East Coast location while taking advantage of Hensel’s highly regarded commercial and technical experience in the precious metals recycling industry,” said Brad Edgar, CEO of Red Fox Resources.

“The partnership with Red Fox Resources will expand our North American footprint to include a geographical presence in California and the West Coast. Red Fox’s focus on the heavy-duty vehicle and industrial markets will provide new streams of material for us to process. Red Fox has been a reliable and valued supplier over the years, and we look forward to integrating them into our business,” said Andreas Friesen, CEO of Hensel Recycling North America, Inc.

“We welcome the Red Fox team to the Hensel Recycling Group family. Both companies share the same core values and passion for recycling, and we look forward to a successful future,” said Thomas Hensel, Chairman of Hensel Recycling Group.

About Red Fox Resources

Founded in 2013 and based in Oakland, California, Red Fox Resources recycles emission control catalyst material from heavy-duty vehicles and industrial sources, including diesel particulate filters (DPFs), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs), and three-way catalysts (TWC). Red Fox procures and processes components and materials from a wide range of businesses and public agencies across North America.

About Hensel Recycling

The Hensel Recycling Group, headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany, has been one of the leading international companies in precious metal recycling since 1998. With more than 240 employees in nine countries, the group offers its customers a complete range of services for the recycling of materials containing precious metals, such as automotive and industrial catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, e-scrap, and critical raw materials from the hydrogen economy. Further information can be found at

About Hensel Recycling North America

Founded in 2009, Hensel Recycling North America is the United States subsidiary of the Hensel Recycling Group. Located in West Berlin, New Jersey, the company has world-class milling, sampling, and blending capabilities and can process various precious metal-bearing materials, including ceramics, metal foils, oxygen sensors, and e-waste. It receives material from customers throughout the Americas and has a global network of smelting and refining partners.

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Red Fox Celebrates a Decade of Recycling Leadership and Sustainability

on May 9, 2023

Red Fox Resources®, a leading recycler of precious metals from the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Our company was founded in 2013 in Oakland, CA to help truck and bus owners with responsible disposal and recycling of end-of-life emission control parts.  Our expertise with regulations, emission control technology, and the heavy-duty truck and bus business positioned Red Fox to bring precious metals recycling to an emerging market segment.

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Mike Apple Joins Red Fox Leadership Team

on September 7, 2021

Red Fox Resources® is pleased to announce that Mike Apple has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development and Operations – East. In his new role, Mike will manage the Red Fox business activities in the Eastern part of the United States, establishing and maintaining commercial relationships and managing key accounts in his region. He will also serve as a member of the executive management team as the company continues to grow and expand its capabilities.

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Red Fox Expands to New Facility in Oakland, CA

on September 18, 2017

Oakland, CA, September 18, 2017 – Red Fox Resources®, a leader in industrial emission control system recycling has completed a move of its primary facility to a new location in Oakland, CA. The new facility will serve as Red Fox Resource’s corporate headquarters as well as the company’s Operations and Technology Center. The new facility more than triples the square footage of the company’s old facility, also located in Oakland. The new facility is located at 4055 Linden Street in Oakland, California.

Red Fox Resources recycles used diesel particulate filters (DPFs), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and natural gas catalysts from trucks, buses, construction equipment and stationary generators. Red Fox purchases spent emission control parts from fleets, service centers, manufacturers and dismantlers throughout North America.

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Red Fox Featured in July’s Issue of Fleet Maintenance Magazine

on July 14, 2017

Red Fox was proud to contribute to the July 2017 “Reman, Rebuild, Replace” column in Fleet Maintenance Magazine.  The article succinctly covers the virtues of DPF/DOC recycling.  See the full copy below or link to the article in the July 2017 Fleet Maintenance Magazine.

From July 2017 Issue of Fleet Maintenance

As part of the ratcheted-down emissions regulations finalized in 2001 for on-highway diesel engines, the U.S. EPA set standards – to be implemented in 2007 –  requiring that particulate matter (PM) emissions be reduced by 90 percent. To achieve this, engine OEMs developed engines that would operate with higher efficiency and lower emissions.

The engines were equipped with exhaust aftertreatment devices that included diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system, and required the use of ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and low-ash oils.

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