Precious metal technology. Since 1850.

Founded in 1850, C.HAFNER is today one of Europe’s leading product and service providers in the field of precious metals technology. A fifth-generation family firm that is currently managed by Birgitta Hafner and Dr. Philipp Reisert, we rely on innovative products, digital technologies, a strong customer focus and stringent environmental standards.

Our areas of application are industry, jewellery and watches, as well as dental technology, combined with a variety of products and services.

The technological origin and core of our process and material expertise is precious metal separation, i.e. the recycling of precious metal waste from a wide variety of manufacturing steps. C.HAFNER is characterised by cutting-edge technological standards in reprocessing and environmental technology as well as high process velocities.

C.HAFNER company management

Dr. Philipp Reisert, Kevin Elsässer, Birgitta Hafner, Marco Kienle, Dr. Ingwar Hünsche

Dealing responsibly with the materials entrusted to us, with the environment and with our fellow human beings is deeply rooted in us. This aspiration requires holistic thinking, which has distinguished us as a family business since 1850. Our technological edge in the processing of precious metals allows us to offer our customers added value and thus secure the future of our company. In doing so, we rely on highly qualified employees who appreciate our working environment characterised by mutual appreciation, openness and creativity.


Our Subsidiaries


With its Geneva-based subsidiary HILDERBRAND, C.HAFNER has been boosting its precious metals expertise in the field of solder pastes since 2013. HILDERBRAND has been producing quality solder pastes since the early 1970s, primarily in the jewellery and watch sectors but also in the dental industry.


Deutsche Aurumed

Founded in 2004, the manufacturer of high-quality dental alloys was acquired by C.HAFNER GmbH + Co. KG in 2017. Both portfolios perfectly complement each other, thus opening up additional products and services for customers of both companies and also strengthening the leading position of C.HAFNER in the precious metal dental sector in Germany.

  • RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council)
  • LBMA (London Bullion Market Association)
  • BVSU (Bundesverband Schmuck und Uhren)
  • EPMF (European Precious Metals Federation)
  • fem (Forschungsinstitut Edelmetalle + Metallchemie)
  • FVEM (Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle)
  • Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst
  • Die Familienunternehmer