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Heimerle + Meule acquisition of the Cookson Precious Metals Division


We are pleased to announce the successful completion on 31st May 2013 of the acquisition of the Cookson Precious Metals Division (previously owned by the listed British company Vesuvius plc) by Heimerle + Meule GmbH.

Therefore now a leading precious metal group in Europe is formed.

This new group now consists of:

- Heimerle + Meule GmbH in Germany, and Austria,

- Cookson Precious Metals Ltd (Cooksongold) in Great Britain,

- Cookson Métaux Précieux S.A. (Cookson-CLAL) in France,

- SEMPSA Joyería Platería, S.A. in Spain,

- Cookson-Drijfhout BV in the Netherlands,

- Koutadly in Portugal.

Heimerle + Meule was founded in 1845 and is Germany's oldest gold and silver refinery with headquarters in Pforzheim. Since 1960 the company has been part of L. Possehl Group located in Lübeck.

Heimerle + Meule is the precious metal expert in recovery and separation of precious metal materials.

Furthermore is a leading manufacturer of precious metal products, the company offers high quality materials and semi finished products for the jewellery, wedding rings, electrical, electronics and dental industry. Today the company is around 250 employees.

Cookson Precious Metals companies with around 500 people are significant suppliers for the European jewellery, wedding rings and dental Industry, and also have a considerable precious metal recycling facility which is LBMA accredited, and a catalogue and online business under the name “Cooksongold” and “Cookson-CLAL”. Also supplied is Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology.

This newly formed group is now better able to quickly respond to your needs and market developments.

Going forward customers will profit from an extended product and service range throughout Europe that is supported by an extensive local service. The companies of this new Group can only complement each other. Together we should look forward to a shining precious metal future.

Our motto for the coming years is to “learn from each other, mutually benefit and successfully further develop”. In the process of growing together, we will continue to preserve our traditions and at the same time innovatively work for a future which should provide everything our customers’ desire.

Your local contacts and country managers will remain the same.

Cookson Precious Metals (CPM) are a leading supplier of precious metal blanks for coins & medals to Mints worldwide.


At CPM we have a customer centric culture that demands we work in partnership with our suppliers and customers, that we share the benefits derived from the processes and principles of 6 Sigma and Lean, and that we strive for continuous improvement.

In the UK we have a progressive and successful relationship with the highly regarded Royal Mint, one of the largest Mints in the world supplying beautifully crafted commemorative coins around the globe.

In June 2011 the Royal Mint held their inaugural "Supplier Awards". Cookson Precious Metals were the proud recipient of the "Working in Partnership" award !

The Royal Mint produces many different commemorative coin programmes from Cookson Precious Metals coin blanks.

The Royal Maundy Money which is an ancient ceremony which has its origin in the commandment Christ gave after washing the feet of his disciples on the day before Good Friday. Today's recipients of Royal Maundy (as many elderly men and women as there are years in the sovereign's age) are chosen because of the Christian service they have given to the Church and community. At the ceremony which takes place annually on Maundy Thursday, the sovereign hands to each recipient two small leather string purses. One, a red purse, contains - in ordinary coinage - money in lieu of food and clothing; the other, a white purse, contains silver 92.5% Maundy coins consisting of the same number of pence as the years of the sovereign's age. Maundy coins still bear the same portrait of Her Majesty the Queen prepared by Mary Gillick for the first coins issued in the year of her coronation in 1953. The Maundy coins issued in 2012 will be extra special as they will be from a queen celebrating her diamond jubilee.

On 27 July 2012 the eyes of the world will turn to London for the start of the Olympic Games. To celebrate this historic event the Royal Mint has developed a beautiful range of official London 2012 commemorative coins. In addition the Royal Mint will produce approximately 4,700 victory medals for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Olympic Victory Medals have been designed by British artist David Watkins who is an established artist in the field of decorative art. The front depicts the Greek goddess of victory, Nike, stepping from Parthenon. The reverse features the 2012 emblem as "architectural expression, a metaphor for the modern city" on a dished background evocative of an amphitheatre. A grid represents both "pulling together" and athletes radiating energy, while the River Thames symbolises London. The medals are 85mm in diameter and 7mm thick and they weigh in at 375-400g. The sport and discipline of the medal winners will be engraved on the rim.

The paralympic medals have been designed by Lin Cheung, a practising Jewellery artist and senior lecturer in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London. The medals represent forward flight, power and lightness and were inspired by "the endurance, focus and achievement of elite Paralympic athletes". The design was taken from a cast on a sculpture of the goddess Nike of Painios at the British Museum.

Cookson Precious Metals introduce the first eco-coin at the World Money Fair


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Cookson Precious Metals recently introduced the first eco-coin in the world, during the World Money Fair’s 40th anniversary in Berlin .

The event was attended by all the United Future World Currency heads, and representatives of the makers of the material used for the eco-coin - Cookson Precious Metals, Italian State Mint. Royal Dutch Mint, Casa de Real, and the UK Royal Mint. Dr. Sandro Sassoli, UFWC organizer, presented the eco-coins to UFWC founders and directors Mr. Göhrum and Mr. Beck.

Eco-silver was used in creating the initial eco-coin samples, with an exclusive run of only 100 eco-coins produced, all to the same requirements of the ‘Britannia’ bullion coins.

Mr. Beck was pleased with the eco-coin stating his support for the project, and hopes that it will be successful development. Dr. Sassoli indicated that the eco-coin was minted to bring awareness in the numismatic industry and the need to obtain refined materials responsibly to reduce environmental impact.

The UFWC sanction the eco-coin which utilised the Cookson Precious Metal marketed eco-silver material. The reverse section of the coin contains the logo of eco-silver.

Launch of Cookson Precious Metals Ecogold Captures Headlines


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At this years World Money Fair Cooksons Ecosilver captured headlines with a special presentation to the United Future World Currency founders and directors.

Eco-silver was utilised in creating the initial eco-coin samples with an exclusive run of only 100 eco-coins produced, all to the same requirements of the ‘Britannia’ bullion coins.

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