Valcambi’s headquarters and refining operations are located at Balerna in south-eastern Switzerland. Which is a 15 minutes drive from Lugano to the north, and half an hour from Milan in Italy to the south. The closest international airport is Milan Malpensa, a 30 minutes drive from the plant across the border from Italy into Switzerland.
Our precious metals refinery is one of the largest dedicated facilities in the world and is situated on a 3.3 hectare site.
Using state-of-the-art technology the entire operation incorporates the most stringent security monitoring and quality control systems. Annual combined refining capacity of gold, silver and platinum group metals at Valcambi is approximately 2’000 metric tons.
Valcambi delivers a complete range of services, from refining to the manufacture of cast and minted bars, assaying, the development of specialist semi-finished products for the watch industry, as well as design and manufacture of coins, medals, blanks and complex alloys.
Valcambi’s Clients include some of the largest mining companies in the world, premium luxury watch manufacturers, the largest international banks, Governments and Central Banks.
Valcambi is an independent company, employing 165 people at its plant and offices. An important contributor to our ongoing success is the stability of our workforce. Many of our employees have worked for the company for over 15 years. Given our location many of our employees speak not only Italian but English, French and German.