Sales: metals & products

Service to refining customers

By providing distinctive services to our refining customers, Umicore Precious Metals Refining is recognized as a world class player, not only for the quality of its technologies and products, but also for the quality of its services.

  • The company often acts as a toll refiner, where the valuable metals contained in the raw materials are credited to the refining customer's metal account, followed by physical shipment, repurchase or account-to-account transfer.

  • Alternatively, Umicore Precious Metals Refining purchases the raw materials (or more precisely, the metals contained) and uses its expertise to sell these at the best available market conditions.

  • Metals within our VAT warehouse can be used for trading purposes. This administrative flexibility allows chain sales on refined metals, located in Hoboken, without application of the Belgian VAT and without VAT registration of foreign third parties in Belgium, as Umicore will act as representative to perform VAT-reporting duties.

  • Specific services can be provided, such as metal transfers, leasing, geo-swaps, metal-swaps or any other techniques aimed at reducing capital employed or matching our customers' needs.

Sales

In addition to above metal-related services to its refining customers, Umicore Precious Metals Refining sells a wide range of metals/products as refined metal, compound or unrefined intermediate as the case may be, ranging from precious metals (Ag, Au, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir, Ru) to base metals (Pb, Cu), minor metals (In, Te, Se, Sb, Sn, Bi) and derivated products (H2SO4, aggregates).

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The business unit Umicore Precious Metals Management in Hanau (Germany) and South Plainfield (New Jersey, USA) secures precious metal supplies for Umicore's valued metal customers, providing tailor made metals management solutions to Umicore’s product customers.

Please note that we do not sell directly to private investors – sales are conducted through industrial consumers, banks and certain trading partners.

Derivated products

 

Sulphuric acid

Sulphuric acid is produced from the sulphur contained in the raw materials we process. It is primarily used in the production of fertilisers, but also in the steel industry and various other applications.

Umicore Precious Metals Refining has a capacity of 165,000 tonnes per year.

 

Aggregate for concrete

  

The Blast Furnace slag is used in the construction industry, e.g. as a substitute for gravel or sand in concrete. Our products are sold under the brand names "Betozand" (0-4mm) and "Betogrind" (4-32 mm).

We have a CE & BENOR certificate for Betozand & Betogrind.

 

For more information, please contact preciousmetals@umicore.com.

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