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Plaurum

The group of companies united under the international brand PLAURUM was established on October 28, 2016 based on the Russian enterprise Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant JSC. The group includes major manufacturers and refiners of precious metals from Russia (EZOCM JSC), the United States, Eastern Europe (Safina a.s.) and China (Guoda Safina), holding the leading positions on the global market, as well as Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents OJSC and Ural Plant of Chemical Products LLC, one of the leaders on the Russian chemical reagent manufacturing market. In addition, PLAURUM Group has a number of sales offices located in the United States, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Kyrgyzstan.

The companies are focused on researching precious metals properties and expanding their facilities for gold, silver, platinum group metals products and their alloys, as well as high-tech end products. They foster innovations to improve product quality, find new sources of raw materials and new treatment and processing methods. PLAURUM customers are thousands of companies in 40 countries from a wide variety of sectors, from mining and chemical industries to the production of sophisticated microelectronics. The total annual turnover of the group exceeds USD 400 million.

 

 
 

Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant JSC

The plant was founded on October 23, 1916 as state-owned Ekaterinburg Refinery. Today, EZOCM JSC is a part of the Renova Group and one of Russia’s leaders in the production and processing of precious metals. The plant performs the full range of operations for processing, refining and manufacturing of industrial products made of gold, silver and platinum group metals. Over 1,200 companies in Russia and abroad are EZOCM JSC customers. The product range of the plant includes more than 300,000 precious metal products and industrial-grade alloys.

Today, the plant provides services for customers from more than thirty countries, including India, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia, Bulgaria, Poland, UAE, UK, USA, Iran, Turkey, China, Japan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, etc. At the end of 2015, the bulk of exports went to the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

EZOCM JSC annually improves its ranking among the major exporting companies of the Urals and Western Siberia. In 2013-2015, it was one of the winners of the 1st All-Russian Award "Labor Productivity: Russian Industry Leaders 2015" and the Sverdlovsk Regional Industry and Innovation Competition “Achievement.”

In 2016, on the eve of its 100th anniversary, EZOCM JSC was included in RBC's Top 500 List, ranking 383rd among the largest Russian companies according to RBC.

Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents JSC

Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents JSC is one of Russia’s oldest industrial enterprises with an over 76-year history. The plant was founded on October 1, 1930, growing from a pilot plant at the Ural Chemical Engineering Institute (originally Sverdlovsk Reagent Plant). In 1986, construction of the new production facility was completed in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, where the company is located today.

 Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents JSC is presently a 100% subsidiary of Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant JSC. UZHR JSC manufactures products for the defense industry, mainly indicators and chemical identification equipment for the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Emergency Situations. The company competes successfully with domestic and foreign manufacturers.

Ural Plant of Chemical Products LLC

Ural Plant of Chemical Products LLC was established on October 26, 2015 through reorganization of production facilities of Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents JSC. UZHP LLC is mainly engaged in the production of inorganic chemicals: aluminum, cadmium, nickel, cobalt, silver, vanadium, bismuth, copper, electrolyte compounds for acid and alkaline batteries, as well as low-melting metals and alloys in the form of pellets, rods, State Standard Reference materials, titrants for customers in Russia, CIS countries and Europe.

Ural Plant of Chemical Products LLC

Ural Plant of Chemical Products LLC was established on October 26, 2015 through reorganization of production facilities of Ural Plant of Chemical Reagents JSC. UZHP LLC is mainly engaged in the production of inorganic chemicals: aluminum, cadmium, nickel, cobalt, silver, vanadium, bismuth, copper, electrolyte compounds for acid and alkaline batteries, as well as low-melting metals and alloys in the form of pellets, rods, State Standard Reference materials, titrants for customers in Russia, CIS countries and Europe.

EZOCM-ENGINEERING LLC

EZOCM-ENGINEERING LLC is an engineering company of EZOCM JSC and its 100% subsidiary, formed in 2012. The company was established pursuant to EZOCM JSC Development Strategy to 2015 to manage key R&D projects related to innovative technologies for the mining, processing, refining and manufacturing of high-tech industrial products made of gold, silver and platinum group metals.

One of the biggest achievements of the EZOCM-Engineering team was the creation of a unique technology for acidless separation of gold-silver alloys called Acidless Separation. The technology and equipment developed in partnership with the Italian equipment manufacturer IKOI srl were presented successfully on the global market in 2014. Owing to the contribution of EZOCM-Engineering, since 2012 EZOCM JSC has been actively and successfully developing the latest technology for processing minerals and anthropogenic materials with extremely low content of precious metals.

Today, EZOCM-Engineering JSC aims to create an engineering center of EZOCM JSC to provide consulting, research and design services in the field of mining, processing, extraction and refining of precious metals.

EZOCM-Engineering JSC has been a resident of the Russian Innovation Fund Skolkovo since 2012, taking advantage of the scientific and advisory support of its experts.

EZOCM-Energo LLC

EZOCM-Energo LLC is a power grid company based in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, a 100% subsidiary of EZOCM JSC, established in June, 2013 to manage power facilities of the plant and handle all issues related to power supply of its growing production facilities. In addition, the company provides electricity distribution and transmission services, operation of power grids, maintenance of electrical installations, high-voltage testing and measurement services to third parties, powering from its grid a number of major regional companies.

EZOCM-TRADE LLC

EZOCM-TRADE LLC is a 100% subsidiary of EZOCM JSC, established in October, 2013. The company is mainly engaged in wholesale trade of pure precious metals.

MPG-Recycling LLC

MPG-Recycling LLC is a 100% subsidiary of EZOCM JSC, established in July, 2015. MPG-Recycling LLC is focused on treatment and processing of recyclable anthropogenic materials (auto-catalysts and petrochemical catalysts) with low content of precious metals, starting from 0.02% per ton. The production facilities of the company, located at the site of EZOCM JSC, were put into operation in 2016 and enable processing up to 1,000 tons of lean man-made waste per year with recovery of about 600 kg of precious metals (gold, platinum, palladium and rhodium).

EZOCM-Central Asia LLC

EZOCM-Central Asia LLC is a 100% subsidiary of EZOCM JSC, established in 2016. The company's office is located in Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek). The company serves as a representative office of EZOCM JSC, and its key activities include:

  • - Search, analysis and purchase of minerals containing precious metals with grade starting from 1 g/T to 30% or higher;
  • - Search, analysis and purchase of recyclable materials containing precious metals, including spent auto-catalysts, petrochemical catalysts and industrial waste;
  • - Search and analysis of tailings from gold-mining operations for subsequent application of innovative treatment and processing technologies of EZOCM-Engineering LLC;
  • - Offering services of EZOCM JSC and EZOCM-Engineering LLC in the field of analysis, introduction of advanced treatment technologies and engineering solutions for mining and exploration companies;

- Analytical and communication support of EZOCM JSC during sales of catalytic systems and other high-tech products on the Central Asian market.

 

SAFINA a.s.

SAFINA a.s. is one of the leading precious metal producers in Central and Eastern Europe with a long history. The key activities of the company include the purchase of materials and waste containing precious and non-ferrous metals, their processing and manufacture of a wide range of products containing gold, silver and platinum group metals.

The company was established in 1860 as part of the Austrian processing enterprise G. A. Scheid. In 1920, it became an independent branch of G. A. Scheid in the Czech Republic, and focused mainly on the manufacture of silver, gold and their products for the jewelry and dental industries. After World War II, SAFINA became state-owned and continued to develop assaying, treatment and processing technologies for precious and non-ferrous metals, produce both pure metals and finished products. In the early 90s, the company was privatized as an open joint stock company and since that time has started to actively develop business in the Czech Republic and other European countries, as well as China and the United States.

SAFINA Materials, Inc.

SAFINA Materials, Inc. is an American company offering in the US market high-quality products made of precious metals for industrial use. The company is headquartered in Conroe, Texas. The company offers a wide range of products for chemical, aerospace, automotive, nitric glass, medical, jewelry, electronics and many other industries. Its main products include catalyst gauzes, industrial targets, thermocouple wire, crucibles, semiconductors, labware, noble and precious metal alloys, etc. SAFINA Materials is also actively developing the technologies to provide its customers with a full set of services for reprocessing of scrap and other production waste (including spent products) containing precious metals.

Guoda-Safina CO. LTD (Yantai Guodasafina)

A large high-tech joint production facility in China formed in 2004. The company is headquartered in the city of Zhaoyuan, eastern Shandong province. The company focuses on deep processing of precious metals, primarily gold and silver. Its main products include gold and silver bank bullion bars, crystal silver, electroplated silver plates, silver solders, products for the jewelry, medical and dental industry. Since 2006, Guoda Safina has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange, China’s largest precious metals exchange.

SAFINA ROM S. R. L.

A subsidiary of SAFINA a.s. in Romania (Ploiesti), formed in 1997. The company specializes in providing services for the processing and production of precious metals, as well as recycling waste materials containing precious metals (scrap jewelry, electronic equipment, used microcircuits, catalysts, labware and platinum-containing bars). The main types of products manufactured by SAFINA ROM include platinum and platinum-rhodium alloy wire, labware, refined gold and silver pellets, gold and silver salts, silver anodes and powders. The largest customers of the enterprise are major Romanian industrial companies such as Electroaparataj, NicpremImpex, Broma Plating and Amco Otopeni.

SAFINA SLOVAKIA Spol s.r.o.

A subsidiary of SAFINA a.s. in the Slovak Republic, formed in 1993. The company is headquartered in Bratislava, and also operates offices in Košice, Žilina and Banská Bystrica. The company focuses on the processing of recyclable materials (scrap jewelry, electronic equipment, used microcircuits, catalysts, labware and platinum-containing bars) and manufactures precious metal products. Its product range include alloys of precious metals for industrial use, silver anodes and solders, terminals for electrical equipment, labware, thermocouple wire, products for the glass, jewelry and dental industry. In addition, SAFINA SLOVAKIA manufactures products from non-ferrous metals, up to nails and rivets made of copper, aluminum and their alloys, as well as a wide range of chemicals, mainly based on gold, silver, platinum and rhodium.

SAFINA POL Sp. z o.o.

A subsidiary of SAFINA a.s. in Poland formed in 2002. The company is located in the south of the country, in the city of Katowice, and is mainly focused on the processing of recyclable materials containing precious metals (scrap jewelry, electronic equipment, used microcircuits, catalysts, labware and platinum-containing bars), and manufactures products for the chemical, jewelry, dental, glass and other industries. Specific products include silver solders, labware and tools, terminals, targets, chemicals containing precious metals (silver nitrate, palladium chloride, silver oxide, etc.), and dental materials. The largest customers of the enterprise are major Polish industrial companies, including URSA Polska Sp., KROSGLASS S.A., KrosnoGlass Sp., Stalprodukt S.A., CZAH-POMIAR Sp., LIMATHERMSENSOR Sp., PIT-RADWAR S. A and others.