Sustainability Factbook 2022

01 About us

Founded in 1951, Argor-Heraeus is among the first precious metals refineries in Switzerland, historically one of the global centers for the precious metals industry.


With over 500 employees in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Hong Kong, the company refines and transforms precious metals for customers that are located in over 50 countries worldwide. The two production sites in Mendrisio and Hong Kong are supplemented by non-production sites in Pforz­heim, Germany, and Cavenago di Brianza, Italy.

Argor-Heraeus provides highly customized solutions in terms of products and services, with particular attention to the quality and responsibility of the metals processed. Our scalable and flexible production capacity allows us to offer our customers products and services based on their individual needs.

Argor-Heraeus Deutschland GmbH

Argor-Heraeus Italia S.p.A.
Cavenago di Brianza

Argor-Heraeus Switzerland SA

Heraeus Hong Kong Ltd.
Hong Kong

Heraeus Precious Metals

Argor-Heraeus is part of Heraeus Precious Metals, a company within the Heraeus Group.
The Heraeus Group is a broadly diversified fa­mily-­owned technology company headquartered in Hanau, Germany with approximately 17,200 employees and generated revenues of €29.1 billion in 2022. Heraeus Precious Metals is a global leader in the precious metals industry, covering the value chain from trading to innovative precious metal pro­ducts, to refining and recycling.

The company’s products are essential for various industries, including the automotive, chemicals, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, hydrogen, and jewelry industry.

02 Precious to us

Responsibility is at the core of everything we do. Behaving responsibly towards people, the environment, and all our stakeholders is an integral part of our culture. We are convinced that this will also have a decisive influence on our success in the future.

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