Company History

A brief history of  Amalgamet Canada LP and the AMC Group

Amalgamet Canada LP is a member of  the Amalgamated Metal Corporation Group Of Companies (The AMC Group).  The AMC Group is headquartered in London, England.  Established in 1918, the AMC Group had its origin in  the British Ministry of Supply.  This office employed some of the leading metal traders of the time and was responsible for securing raw material feedstock for the First World War.

When the armistice was signed, outstanding long term contracts and the relationships built during this period clearly belonged in the private sector so the traders came together with the objective “to foster trade in non-ferrous metals in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth…and promote the well being of the whole non-ferrous metals industry”.

This enterprise became known as the Amalgamated Metal Corporation in 1929 when it merged with Henry Gardner & Company, a trading company established by the former director of Henry R. Merton, another early LME trading company founded by a descendant of the famous German trader, Philip Abraham Cohen, who also established Metallgesellschaft.

A company was incorporated in January 1922 in Montreal as part of London headquarters’ reinvigorated strategy to source raw materials, concentrates and metals throughout the British Empire.  The company moved to Toronto in the 1960s.

Amalgamet Canada initially exported lead, zinc and other concentrates produced in Canada by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Noranda, Cominco and others. Later we acted on behalf of Sherritt Gordon Mines (Nickel and Cobalt);  Consolidated Durham Mines and Resources Ltd. (Antimony Concentrates); Allied Eneabba Pty. Ltd. (Rutile, Zircon, Monazite); Mineral Deposits, Div of BHP; (Rutile) Namakwa Sands Div of Anglo American (Rutile and Zircon); Chromasco (now Timminco), Magnesium; Amax (Magnesium); Northwest Alloys Div. Alcoa (Magnesium); Cal Graphite (Crystalline Graphite); Saskatchewan Minerals (Anhydrous Sodium sulphate); Garnet Millers Australia PTY Ltd (Garnet); TANCO (Spodumene);and Kalium Chemicals Limited (Potash).

In 1974 was renamed Amalgamet Canada Limited to provide a Canadian corporate presence with brand identification with the AMC Group of companies.

Amalgamet Canada takes full advantage of its international connections and favorable geographical location to serve a wide variety of industries in North America and around the world.  We are now working with PPM Pure Metals GmbH (High Purity Metals and Chemicals); Retorte (Selenium and compounds);  Treibacher AG (Ferro Vanadium), Inkabor S. A. (Boric Acid). In addition we also assist our clients with their requirements for other feedstock raw materials as requested. Amalgamet’s many years of experience allows us to provide expert marketing assistance.

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