Metals & Minerals
Metals & Minerals
Copper, wire rods, precious metals, coal...

Whatever you need, we will deliver
We are building global connectivity between miners, smelters, and refined metal fabricators: benefitting from economies of scale.

Our refined metals department trades copper cathodes, copper blister and copper wire rods, aluminium, lead, zinc, nickel and precious metals.

Our participation in these markets is opportunistic and based principally on where we can add value to the value chain.

Our focus is on building volume and meeting the varying needs of producers and end users.

Sourcing from producers worldwide through long and short term offtake agreements and marketing arrangements, then distributing these products to our industrial consumer base.
Coal
Coal, a sedimentary rock composed mainly of carbon, is used to produce electricity or heat through combustion. It currently meets nearly a third of the world's energy needs
and produces approximately 40% of global electricity. Coke, a fuel usually derived from coal is used for smelting iron ore during steel manufacturing.

As the coal market becomes more challenging, not only with several major economies acting to reduce their reliance on coal in the energy mix but with increasing competition
from alternative energy sources.

Our focus is on developing advantageous origination strategies, novel trading flows, and innovative delivery methods that will allow us to continue to build volumes and grow market share.
Alumina
Alumina is the intermediary product that sits between bauxite and refined metal in the aluminium supply chain. Global demand for aluminium exceeds 50 million tonnes and is anticipated to grow to 75 million tonnes by 2020

Demand is being driven by the increasing use of aluminium across a number of industries, including the automotive and aerospace industry, the packaging industry and in building and construction. A car with aluminium parts can be both significantly lighter and stronger than a car made of steel, making it markedly more energy efficient.

Growing urbanisation in developing economies and the recognition of the possibilities of aluminium in modern architectural design are driving demand in the construction sector.