Our business delivers high-quality products and solutions for industrial and commercial use. We offer precious metals for the precious metals consuming industries both at home and abroad by recycling valuable used materials and production scrap, thereby creating a closed loop - a single source solution for gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
Today, resources are more valuable than ever. As the demand for precious metals has risen, so too has their price. Nowadays, low-grade deposits, previously considered commercially unviable, are being mined – unfortunately often at the expense of the environment and the people in the areas concerned. Precious metals from secondary sources have become increasingly important as greater focus is placed on the responsibility each and every one of us carries for an intact environment. With its closed precious metals cycle, BU JIM and its sites offer an environmentally sound solution for the availability of gold, silver and platinum group metals.
One of the main activities of BU JIM is to supply standard and special products from precious metals, semi-finished or near-end, plus precious metal based alloys for industrial applications and crafts. BU JIM and its sites offer products for renowned customers from the field of jewellery and watchmaking, and from the coin industry, as well as products for industrial applications in electrical engineering, in automobile manufacture, in the chemical industry and in medical technology. Within the Umicore Group, BU JIM has subsidiaries and factories in all relevant regions around the globe – without losing sight of their respective home market.
The product range of BU JIM also serves the investment markets. Both Agosi, Pforzheim, and Schoene Edelmetaal B.V., Amsterdam, are LBMA-accredited producers of gold bars - and, in the case of Agosi, silver bars. As a special service, individually designed investment bars with the customer's logo can be offered. With precious metals remaining in the focus of investors as a safe haven in times of crises, the interest in these products is ever present and has gained even more momentum. For BU JIM, this aspect is also a logical consequence of the precious metals cycle that maintains reliably calculable supplies of these valuable and demanded assets.
The closed-loop business of BU JIM would not be complete without the expert trading and managing of precious metals. The sales and trading teams deal with all purchase and sales contracts properly, punctually and reliably. Their competent advice, handling of weight accounts and the delivery of precious metals are indispensable links in the cycle of precious metals, ensuring the safe management and supply of gold, silver, platinum and palladium for the customer's production processes. These precious metals services are amongst the most important key elements of the closed loop business as they provide the appropriate administration tools.
Special glass types are fascinating products that enable inexhaustible possibilities for todays' and future applications. We are proud to be an expert partner for the glass industries in supporting them to convet their glass innovations into tangible achievements by making use of our innovation potential related to our core competence around PGM.
By providing highly selective and efficient ammonia oxidation solutions, we support a broad variety of final applications that require nitric oxide as precursor: nitrates for fertilizers to feed the world, nitrates for explosives to gain steel for building, hydroxylamines and methacrylates for any kind of plastics, or caprolactarme for clothing and fashion.