Ten years ago, in May 2013, Heimerle + Meule GmbH’s acquisition of the Cookson Group’s Precious Metals division kicked off an unparalleled success story. This year’s anniversary marks a milestone in the history of the European precious metals sector: it was with this strategic move that the Heimerle + Meule Group came into being. Since then, the Heimerle + Meule Group has continuously advanced to become one of the leading and most successful companies processing precious metals in Europe, employing over 1300 workers at sites in seven European countries.
Even after 2013, the precious metals group’s path to success was shaped by further strategic acquisitions that promoted the ongoing growth of the Heimerle + Meule Group. For example, Weston Beamor Holdings Limited joined the group in 2018, followed by the Commonwealth Mint in 2022.
Today, the Heimerle + Meule Group is composed of the following organisations, which together offer an exceptionally wide range of products and services in the global precious metals sector. Heimerle + Meule GmbH, the group’s German parent company, is complemented by an office in Austria. Subsidiaries such as Cooksongold, Weston Beamor, Gecko, The Commonwealth Mint and Techgrave in the United Kingdom, Cookson-CLAL in France, Drijfhout in the Netherlands, Koutadly in Portugal and SEMPSA JP in Spain extend the group's extensive international network.
The Heimerle + Meule Group takes a unique approach, allowing the group’s independently operating companies to both benefit from their individual strengths and fully capitalise on their synergies as partners, as well as profiting and learning from one another. This cooperative approach not only promotes the companies’ success, but also benefits their customers. In addition to the subsidiaries autonomously implementing jointly developed strategies, the cohesion and development of the companies are strengthened and promoted.
The more than 1300 employees of the Heimerle + Meule Group in Europe are a significant component of its success. Their professional work and enthusiasm have helped the Heimerle + Meule Group to become one of the largest and most successful companies in the precious metals industry in Europe today. The group is proud to have created a work environment that promotes the growth and personal development of each individual.
The qualified teams across all of the Heimerle + Meule Group’s business areas are recognised for their high quality standards and wide-ranging skills. The company group believes in tried and tested business principles, making it a trustworthy partner for all its customers.
And the Heimerle + Meule Group is well-equipped for the future: both organic and inorganic growth are expected, and employees will continue to deliver exceptional results in the precious metals sector with the aim of satisfying customers globally.