The company was founded by Charles W. Engelhard in 1901. Engelhard rapidly became one of the largest refineries in the world, due notably to re-acquiring several businesses specializing in precious metals refining in the early 1900s.

The Company

Based in New Jersey, U.S.A., this refinery was recently bought back by the chemical group BASF for $5 Billion. BASF has its precious metals refinery in its BASF’s Catalysts Division, which is the world’s foremost supplier of catalysts for the environment and processes.

Engelhard’s strategy of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships has given it a presence in North America, Europe and Australia.

Refining – Products

With a century of experience, Engelhard utilizes the most advanced refining processes in the world. The quality of their products is recognized.

Engelhard offers several investment products. All the classic sizes for silver bars are available, from the 1oz ingot to the 1,000oz bar. Their selection is virtually identical in gold bars.

Other Services

Engelhard also produces palladium and platinum. The BASF group offers a vast array of services in chemistry and medicine.


Engelhard is on the list of good suppliers of silver bars established by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). It thus satisfies their high quality standards.

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