New European precious metal group created by Heimerle + Meule

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Cookson Precious Metals is now part of one of Europe’s biggest precious metal groups, after the company was acquired by Heimerle + Meule. The jewellery making supplier will continue to trade as normal in the UK and will be re-branded under the Cooksongold name, but is now part of a wider group with businesses in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany, where Heimerle + Meule is based.

By becoming part of Heimerle + Meule, Cooksongold will be able to improve the range of products, and levels of service, that we provide to customers in the UK and abroad.

Leading UK trade precious metal supplier Cookson Precious Metals is set to become part of one of Europe’s largest precious metal groups after being acquired by Heimerle + Meule.

The recent acquisition brings five new European bases under the Heimerle + Meule brand. Heimerle + Meule is Germany’s oldest gold and silver refinery, founded back in 1845.

As well as the UK Cooksongold operation, Heimerle + Meule now owns Cookson CLAL in France, SEMPSA JP in Spain, Drijfhout in the Netherlands and Koutadly in Portugal.

A company spokesman for Heimerle + Meule explained: “A leading precious metal group has now been formed in Europe, which is better able to respond to your needs, and market developments, quickly.

“Going forward, customers will benefit from an extended product and service range throughout Europe, supported by an extensive local service.

“The companies of this new group can only complement each other. We look forward to a shining precious metal future.”

To unify and simplify its UK business, going forward Cookson Precious Metals will be re-branded under the name Cooksongold.

The new business will continue to offer the full range of products and services to the trade, including its bespoke manufacturing capabilities, precious metal scrap refining, mint and coin blank service plus its ground breaking Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology.

This combined with its ex-stock product offer of over 17,000 products like bullion, silver chain, jewellery tools and findings. All are available for next day delivery via mail order and its two trade counters in Birmingham and London.

“Customers won’t notice any changes to our existing products or services as a result of this exciting acquisition,” explained Richard Oldroyd, UK Managing Director.

“By becoming part of Heimerle + Meule, Cooksongold will be able to improve the range of products, and levels of service, that we provide to customers in the UK and abroad.”

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About Cooksongold

Cooksongold is central to the UK jewellery trade, offering a wide range of services for all jewellery makers from large to small. From bespoke manufacturing capabilities, mint and coin blanks products combined with cutting edge Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology. Through its website -, call centre and counters, customers have access to next day delivery on over 17,000 products. With a range of silver, gold, palladium and platinum bullion (available as sheet, wire, tube, solder, grain), and a huge range of jewellery making tools, wedding ring blanks, findings, beading materials and much more. Cooksongold continues to be one of the UK’s leading refiners for precious metal scrap reprocessing, via its two trade counters and postal service.

About Heimerle + Meule

Heimerle + Meule is Germany’s oldest silver and gold refinery, established in 1845. Its headquarters are located in the town of Pforzheim, in Baden-Wurttemberg. The company joined the Lubeck-based L.Possehl Group in 1960.

Heimerle + Meule is a leading producer of precious metal products, and specialises in the recovery and separation of precious metals. The firm employs around 250 people, and provides semi-finished products and top-quality materials for wedding rings and other jewellery, as well as the dentistry, electronics and electrical industries.

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