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About us


Founded in 1953, Transamine is the world's oldest independent and privately held commodities trading company specializing in non-ferrous raw materials. The successful and continued growth we have experienced is a testament to our commitment in the industry.

Over the many decades, Transamine has evolved from a modest Paris based trading house and developed into its modern identity, proving to be a dynamic company with a global reach and involvement in all aspects of non-ferrous raw materials production and trade.

Today headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, Transamine is an energetic and alert outfit that moves quickly with the times while remaining true to its core values. Tried through the decades Transamine continues to be a trusted and acknowledged name to this industry.

About Us

Since our establishment in the mid 1900’s, we have remained dedicated to our core business of trading non-ferrous base metal ores and concentrates as well as tin, cobalt, nickel, precious metals, related by-products, and residues. We take pride in offering a full range of trading services including hedging, logistical support, financing, and investment.

With accomplished team members fluent in several international languages, and with offices covering six continents, Transamine is able to ensure best-possible communication with miners, smelters, refiners, and investors whilst negotiating business in these complex and specialized global markets. The breadth of Transamine’s grasp coupled with its compact size makes it uniquely adept to deal with issues as they arise in a brisk and prompt manner. While our international presence ensures worldwide reach, our lightweight, non-rigid management structure enables us to respond to our customers’ needs swiftly.

We move rapidly to anticipate market developments and to take decisive, bold decisions when necessary. Moreover, we have earned our reputation as an industry leader by remaining loyal to our core values of integrity and reliability. By building lasting strategic alliances with business partners, producers, consumers, and major financial institutions, we have delivered successful results over the years.

Our Business

Transamine sources and supplies non-ferrous raw materials globally. Unlike other commodities, the concentrate market is highly specialized. We know the specificity and complexity of each concentrate from any given mine as well as its attributes, mineral composition, and ore mineralogy. This knowledge is critical when selling to smelters, whose capacity to process concentrates and maximize yields depend on the mineral composition, impurity content, environmental restrictions, energy costs, etc., associated with any given contract. Optimizing our clients returns while safeguarding a seamless and smooth operation.

We are recognized as market specialists by producers and consumers alike, and we have often been called upon to advise on start-up projects as well as on product blending and sourcing. We also provide financial support, via direct investments, for those start-up and expansions projects, which fit our risk profile.