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Delivering a direct advantage

Platinum group metals

Anglo American Platinum is the world’s leading supplier of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), reliably fulfilling the world’s needs. We take pride in supplying our customers with a range of mined, recycled and traded metal.

We operate in the belief that companies do not just come to us for raw materials, they come to us looking for a competitive edge. As an agile and responsive partner, we can make a real difference by giving our customers the control and transparency they need to increase their commercial advantage. When they deal directly with us, we commit to working collaboratively to understand their unique needs and tailor our service and innovation around them.

We believe this unique combination delivers a direct advantage to our customers.

Customers have control

Our flexible approach to service and pricing

As an open, consultative business, we like to talk to our customers. Each one of them is unique, but when we ask them what they want from a PGM supplier, the responses tend to be consistent – give me secure supply, help me manage my supply chain, and be transparent and flexible over pricing. We believe the best way to demonstrate we are the world’s leading supplier is to meet these requirements.

To make this happen, we manage and operate across the entire value chain from mine to customer.

Pricing beyond numbers

We understand that flexibility is vital and our experienced teams go to great lengths to understand our customers’ business, working closely with them to create pricing options for minimising their risk, maximising their returns and mitigating market fluctuations. We are always open to suggestions from our customers and we are happy to design solutions to meet their needs.

Anytime, anywhere

Our secure and reliable world-wide transportation and warehousing network ensures timely delivery, anywhere in the world. We deliver to all major fabricator sites, valuable cargo vaults, international airports and bonded warehouses in Hong Kong, London and New York.

With sales offices in Johannesburg, London and Singapore, we are always available.

Flexible, efficient packaging

To support the evolving needs of our customers, we adapted our packaging to ensure faster and more flexible delivery terms. Rhodium, iridium and ruthenium can be purchased in quantities of 1kg, 3kg, 5kg and 10kg and platinum and palladium in 10kg. They come securely packaged in Anglo American branded sealed containers.

 

A responsive, reliable partner

Our diversity means security

As the world’s leading supplier of PGMs, we can provide the best assurances on security of our supply. Not only do we have the rights and access to the most diverse resource base in the world, we can also supplement our mining with recycled metal and open market trading operations.

The variety of our supply and expertise makes us resilient and places us in a better position to reliably supply our customers during any unlikely periods of disruption.

15 world class mining operations Recycling Open market trading operations
               
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15 world class mining operations

Our mining portfolio

We source from a portfolio of 15 world class mining operations across a broad range of geographies and geological variety. It is our expertise in every stage of the mining and refining process that enables us to offer a truly tailored service.

Recycling

Resilience through recycling

In 2014, we committed to a large trial of our commercial capabilities for recycling secondary PGM feedstock. We are well positioned to do this, and this emerging strand in our long-term strategy has a number of benefits for our customers, our business and the environment. We believe recycling further increases our geographical supply diversity and therefore our ability to supply.

Refining

Optimal as standard

Our purity standards consistently exceed London Platinum and Palladium Market standards. We can tailor our metal to specific requirements across the whole range of PGMs.

Advanced laboratory technology and unique refinery expertise at every point of the processing cycle make us an essential partner, able to meet our customers’ individual needs.

Customer

Buying direct

We supply the whole range of (PGMs) to leading partners in the automotive, industrial and jewellery sectors. Buying direct from one of the world’s foremost producers is the most transparent and auditable way of sourcing metal. More importantly it means customers can manage all aspects of supply more actively than ever before.

Open market trading operations

Additional flexibility

Through a wide range of open market operation channels we can ensure uninterrupted supply. Access to terminal markets and exchanges allows us to offer a wide range of pricing and volume flexibility as well as price risk management and financial solutions.

Dedicated to quality

Our industry-leading product quality

To compete at the highest level, our customers need a partner who shares their high standards. Advanced technology, meticulous attention to detail and expertise across every stage of the supply chain ensure we deliver the highest quality PGMs to our customers.

Our refinery team strive to deliver purity levels that consistently exceed London Platinum and Palladium Market standards; typically achieving 99.99% for platinum and palladium and 99.95% for rhodium, iridium and ruthenium.

Whether supplied as sponge, powder, ingots or grain, through close consultation we ensure that our products target specific needs. We seek to uphold the highest standards of customer service and environmental stewardship, continually reviewing and improving our methods.

Our product portfolio

We mine, refine and market the entire range of PGMs and can tailor our metal to specific requirements for platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium and ruthenium.

Platinum

Good delivery approved bars, grain and sponge typically refined to 99.99%.

Palladium

Good delivery approved bars, grain and sponge typically refined to 99.99%.

Rhodium

Sponge typically refined to 99.95%.

Iridium

Sponge typically refined to 99.95%.

Ruthenium

Sponge typically refined to 99.95%.

Osmium and gold are also produced as by-products. Contact our sales managers for further information.

COLLABORATING FOR GROWTH

We support growth through direct and indirect investment. Whether customers need price and supply protection strategies, support bringing a new technology to market or research and development funding, our approach is designed to enable the successful uptake and growth of PGM applications. We have a positive track record of helping our customers grow and we are dedicated to helping them develop new uses.

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We work with leading international partners, helping them develop innovative products and technologies in autocatalysis, fuel cells and clean energy, pharmaceuticals, glass, electrical products and jewellery. By working in close partnership with our customers, we can tailor our support to help their business grow.

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PROUD TO BE A SUSTAINABILITY LEADER

We partner with all our stakeholders across society; working together to deliver sustainable value that makes a real difference. We take pride in being an innovative and dependable partner for the future. We play a leading role in sustaining economic development to make a real difference everywhere we operate.

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Every year Anglo American commits around $127 million to social projects across the world. Our work has been awarded several global sustainability awards. We were the mining sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for both 2012 and 2013.

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