Argor Heraeus is one of Switzerland's most prominent precious metals refineries. Today, Argor-Heraeus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heraeus, Germany's largerst precious metals refinery. The company is based in Mendrisio, in the Ticino region of Switzerland, and operates refineries worldwide. Argor Heraeus produce gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars for precious metals investors worldwide. Argor-Heraeus also produce precious metals ingots for a number of banks, including Raiffaisen Bank, UBS and Deutsche Bank. Argor Heraeus bars are available in a range of sizes, from 1 gram to 1 kilogram. Argor Heraeus is famous for developing the Kinebar, a gold bar with a laser hologram inscribed on the back. The Kinebar series is currently only available on gold bullion.
Argor Heraeus Palladium Bars
Argor Heraeus manufacture palladium bars in a range of sizes, from 1 gram to 1 kilogram. However, the most popular sizes are the 1 Ounce and the 100 Gram sized palladium bars. Larger sized bars, including the 1 kg Argor Heraeus palladium bar, are available via special order from SwissBullion.ch. The Argor Heraeus palladium series all feature the Argor Heraeus logo at the top of the bar, with the weight and fineness located below. Each bar comes sealed in its own blue certicard. All Argor Heraeus palladium bars contain 999.5 fine investment grade palladium bullion.
Argor Heraeus palladium bars sell at a relatively low margin over the spot price, and are a popular option with individuals looking to invest in palladium bullion. Palladium is an increasingly popular precious metal for investors, due to its remarkable growth in the last few years. Almost all world palladium is produced in South Africa and Russia, and the price of the platinum group metal (PGM) is very reliant on economic and political conditions in those countries. Palladium prices are also affected by the automotive industry, as the metal is used to make catalytic converters.