Precious metals undergo a wide range of different processes during the fabrication of jewellery and watches, in dental technology and in modern industrial applications.
This produces scrap metal and waste materials in almost all cases. Given the high value of precious metal, reprocessing of these materials is absolutely essential. C.HAFNER has been recycling for over 165 years, combining high levels of experience and expertise with maximum efficiency in terms of its process technology.
Precious metal waste, i.e. refinery scrap and sweepings, is first tested by C.HAFNER in a complex technical process for their precious metal content. Next, the old gold is melted down and processed into fine gold through a chemical process. The fine gold obtained is then further processed into precious metal products such as semi-finished products, ingots and other preliminary products before going on sale. At the end of its useful life, which is often decades or more, the precious metal product returns to the cycle as old gold.
The reprocessing of precious metal waste and residues is associated with the handling of highly valuable substances. For more than 165 years, we have been aware of this responsibility – and we gain, and regain, the trust of our customers day after day.
Trust is fine. Transparency is better! Our modern, high-precision analytics form the technical basis for a precise and reliable analysis of the precious metal content of residual materials. Documented down to the smallest detail – and transparent.
As a highly efficient, family-owned German company, C.HAFNER stands most importantly for security and stability. For our customers, this means a guaranteed cash flow at the agreed purchase price of precious metals and on the agreed date.
When reimbursing for precious metal waste, speed and rapid cash flow are of paramount importance. High processing speeds enable us to guarantee reimbursements within a very short time in the form of a credit note, check or semi-finished products.
Behind C.HAFNER’s high-precision analyses is one of the most modern analytics facilities of its kind. With an effective laboratory management information system, secure processes and major certifications, we can guarantee accurate analyses.
Modern technology is the door to security and trust – long-standing employees and customer relationships are the key! At C.HAFNER, the focus has never been on anonymous processes but rather on trusting and personal dealings with customers.
Precious metal recycling and the procurement of precious metal products such as alloys and semi-finished products from a single source make sense! Because customer-focused, simplified processes save C.HAFNER customers both money and precious time!
Our online portal enables fast and convenient transactions. Benefit from insured shipping and pick-up on the desired date throughout Germany. Safebags are available on request, refinery scrap cans and dross tins are provided on loan free of charge.