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Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux – artistic precious metals products – better known as PAMP, is the world’s leading bullion brand, and one of the most trusted refiners and fabricators of precious metals. Established in 1977 and based in Ticino, Switzerland, PAMP operates a state-of-the-art precious metals refinery and fabrication facility.
PAMP is the world’s leading bullion brand, with dominant positions in the world’s major precious metals markets. Established in 1977 and based in Ticino, Switzerland, PAMP operates a state-of-the-art precious metals refinery and fabrication facility.
PAMP is an integral part of the MKS PAMP GROUP and, as such, operates closely with MKS (Switzerland) S.A., a leading, global precious metals and financial services company based in Geneva. With more than 50-years of trading expertise to support it, MKS (Switzerland) S.A. covers all financial and trading aspects of precious metals primarily for institutional investors. The MKS PAMP GROUP’s global reach, vertical integration and market specialization enable it to service its clients with unparalleled market-flow information. In combination with assaying services, PAMP's world-renowned refining capabilities have been a leading proficiency since their inception, almost 30 years ago.
PAMP processes all materials bearing gold, silver and/or platinum group metals. Current gold and silver refining capacities exceed 450-metric tons and 600-metric tons per year respectively, which ensures superior flexibility, fast turnaround, and competitive pricing.
Prior to any refining process, PAMP undertakes stringent verification of a supplier’s legitimacy, ethics, responsible business conduct, and practices, as well as the origin of material and integrity of the transportation chain.
Throughout its history, PAMP has led the industry forward by introducing many breakthrough products and services. Indeed, many PAMP innovations have become industry best practices. As a result of those efforts, PAMP has maintained a market share in excess of 50% of gold bars weighing 100-grams or less over the past two decades.
PAMP’s design innovations include
First precious metals fabricator to decorate the reverse of its small bars: PAMP’s Lady Fortuna is today the world’s most famous ingot motif.
First to offer bales (or hangers) for pendant wear.
First to introduce sealed packaging for small bars: Acting as both an airtight environment to protect the bar within, and as a signed certificate of authenticity, CertiPAMP™ packaging is a guarantee of genuine PAMP bars and quality excellenceCertiPAMP™ was the first packaging available to industry clients for custom-design.
First to develop engineering for the colorization of bars and pendants.
PAMP originally set industry best practice for bar security with its patented process for incorporating holographic features within precious metals, as an anti-counterfeit measure.
Good Delivery accreditation is the standard for precious metals. It measures product standards as well as industry and market practices. Recognizing only the most reputable assayers and refiners, nothing less is acceptable.
PAMP products are accredited as ‘Good Delivery’ by:
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM)
Swiss National Bank (SNB)
The leading futures markets: TOCOM, COMEX/NYMEX
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE)
PAMP is an Approved Brand of the CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) for the contracts of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. It is also one of only three refineries worldwide designated as ‘Referee’ by both the LBMA and the LPPM.
PAMP is the only refinery in Switzerland to simultaneously hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, OHSAS 18001 and SA 8000 accreditations and it is supervised by the FINMA for compliance with Swiss Money Laundering Legislation.