In 2013 Coeclerici acquired 100% of Dako Coal GmbH, a German company based in Dortmund that specializes in supplying pulverized petcoke and coal to cement and steel industries in Germany and Western Europe.

In addition to trading, Dako Coal recently filed a patent at the German Patent Office for a new cutting-edge technology that will make it possible to replace about 25% of the traditional foundry coke used in the industry’s cupola oven with pulverized pet coke mixed with oxygen, reducing both costs and environmental impact.

This operation gave Coeclerici a foothold in a market that promises interesting opportunities for trading solid fuels.