The company was founded as Valori & Cambi SA in 1961. It was a private company and it was a wholly-owned subsidiary of European Gold Refineries Holding SA (EGR). EGR shareholders were Newmont Mineral Holding BV (60.6%) and private equity (39.4%).
In 1967, Credit Suisse bought 80% of the shareholding in that year, acquiring full ownership in 1980.
In 2003, however, Valcambi became a wholly-owned subsidiary of European Gold Refineries Holding SA (EGR). EGR had been established in that year by the founders of Valcambi (50%) and Newmont Mining Corporation (50%).
Today Valcambi SA is a leading international gold refiner and bar manufacturer which has its headquarters in Balerna, Switzerland. The company also refines silver and platinum group metals.
1968 London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
1974 CME Group – Market Contract: COMEX
1982 Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)
2005 Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
The company also manufactures London Good Delivery silver bars (since
1972) and London Good Delivery platinum and palladium bars (since
ISO 9001: 2008 – Quality management systems
ISO 14001: 2004 – Environmental management systems