About Us

South East Metal Recycling (SEMR) was founded in 2001 by Mr Wesley Payne, and has grown to become a trusted and respected leader in aviation salvage.
In the early days we focused on computer recycling for the recovery of precious metals, before being contracted by the Ministry of Defense to dispose of critical items such as communications equipment, chieftain tanks, crashed fighter jets and training jets.
SEMR started to focus on redundant aircraft and jet engines for scrap metal retention, with our first commercial Jet engine purchased in 2005 a PW JT9D-7Q from Kuwait airlines.
SEMR aerospace is now the biggest buyer of scrap jet engines in the world, processing on average 400-450 engines each year.
We process scrap jet engine parts from the world’s biggest airlines and MRO’s with fixed recycling supply contracts in 22 different continents.
With our use of modern technology and surgical methods we can process an entire jet engine to piece part in under 5 days. Our modern day enhancement on old school precious metal refining has reduced a very slow process to hours and days. We are not limited by our belief’s we innovate and create, continually improving, to keep us leading the way in aviation salvage.

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