Europe boasts the most extensive refining and manufacturing capacity for Precious Metals in the world. Beyond jewellery and gold coins, the European Precious Metals industry produces a wide array of materials, industrial components and chemicals which facilitate the production of, or are part of- thousands of products which form the fabric of our economy. These products significantly improve health (e.g. dental and bone prosthesis), the environment (e.g. automotive catalysts), our everyday life and safety (e.g. IT materials).
In June 2006, the European Precious Metals industry represented in Eurométaux, agreed on setting-up a reinforced working structure aimed at increasing the commitment, efficiency, credibility and legitimacy of the European precious metals industry in all its advocacy activities at European level. Henceforth, the Group adopted a new name: European Precious Metals Federation (EPMF). On 3 December 2009 the EPMF was officially registered as a non-profit association under Belgian law.
A MEMBER OF EUROMETAUX
The EPMF is a full member of Eurométaux. Hence, it operates within and under the umbrella of Eurométaux, which constitutes the interface between the European non-ferrous metals industry and the European authorities and international or intergovernmental bodies.
The EPMF would like to thank Eurométaux, the Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle, Johnson Matthey, the Nickel Institute and Umicore for their contribution (images and texts) in the setting-up of this contact and information portal.