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Pamp Refinery Switzerland

PAMP Suisse Refinery

What is PAMP Suisse?


PAMP Suisse Mint is a Swiss-based integrated precious metals refiner and bullion group that owns and runs the world’s largest precious metal refineries and manufactures bullion products that are appreciated in precious metal bar markets. 


PAMP Refinery Switzerland is a subsidiary of MKS Switzerland and was founded in 1977 in Switzerland, Ticino.


The BullionStar features the Swiss gold market prices and PAMP Suisse is a major player in the Swiss gold market and is known for the gold bars in Switzerland. 


PAMP Suisse is known for producing the highest quality 24k gold bars and silver bars. PAMP Switzerland is the first refinery to use artistic designs on its minted gold bars.


PAMP Suisse and MKS Histories


Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP) was founded in 1977 within the Swiss Canton of Ticino as a registered company.


The refinery is situated within Castel San Pietro, near the Italian border in the southern part of Ticino. It is also within two other major gold refineries within Switzerland, Valcambi, and Argor-Heraeus.


The three refineries were built to the south of Ticino to support customers in the Italian gold jewelry business, it was the world’s biggest market for gold jewelry. PAMP Suisse Switzerland was initially an in-house gold bar maker on a small scale.

MKS was established by the city of Geneva in 1979. It was then known as MKS (Switzerland) SA. MKS was established through Mahmoud Kassem Shakarchi. This is the reason for the name. In the 1960s, and into the early 1970s, Shakarchi became a popular gold dealer from Beirut and, in 1976, he relocated to Switzerland. MKS began to sell PAMP’s gold bars to the Middle East after forming a partnership with the PAMP Suisse refinery. MKS acquired a significant part of PAMP Suisse in the year 1981.


MKS established its first overseas office in Sydney, Australia, in 1998. MKS has opened new offices in the major gold markets, including Istanbul, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong. MKS acquired Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB) in New York in 2001.


PAMP and MMTC established their jointly-owned refinery facility in India in the year 2008. Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India which is also referred to as MMTC is India’s largest public-sector corporation and also an official Government of India Undertaking.


MMTC is the largest Indian commodities importer (excluding oil) as well as the largest gold bars importer and a major supplier of gold to jewellers, bullion dealers, and gold exporters.


MKS PAMP’s Organizational Structure


MKS PAMP Group BV, the parent company of the group is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The CFO of the group is located in Amsterdam which provides strategic business development, business development, financial and other functions. MKS PAMP portfolio includes the following investments:


  • Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB) in New York
  • PAMP SA in Ticino
  • the MMTC-PAMP refinery joint venture in Delhi, India
  • MKS is headquartered in Geneva


The PAMP Suisse Refinery


In Switzerland, PAMP’s refinery can be situated at Castel San Pietro, in the Canton of Ticino. The refinery has a capacity for refining gold of over 450 tonnes and refining silver of over 600 tonnes annually. PAMP Suisse refines platinum as well as palladium with an overall potential of 30 tonnes annually for the Platinum group of metals.

The refinery can remove precious metals from any metal-bearing material like mining waste or waste from recycling and polish and convert the existing bars of investment into more compact bars, for example, successful distribution bars like PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna. Customers may also utilize PAMP’s assaying services.

Coins that are minted and invested in bar and bullion coins. Coin blanks, commemorative coins, alloys made of rods and wires to use in the jewelry industry, silver grain, gold and palladium, and platinum sponge are, among other things, among the refinery’s products.


PAMP Suisse is one of five refineries worldwide chosen to join the London Bullion Market Association’s Good Delivery Referee Council. By assessing refining applicants, providing technical advice, and analyzing metal samples of other refineries, delegates ensure that the London Bullion Market Association’s Goods Delivery System is running smoothly.


Fine distribution bars from PAMP Suisse are recognized as a settlement on the world’s most prominent spot and futures markets for gold, including Tom within Japan, COMEX in the United States, DMCC in Dubai, and the Shanghai Gold Exchange in China. MKS is among the six participants in reference prices for Shanghai Gold Fix. Shanghai Gold Fix, recently made available.


PAMP Suisse, as well as MKS, are both members of The Swiss gold and precious metals organization “Association Suisse des Fabricants et Commerçants de Métaux Précieux – ASFCMP.”


What is PAMP Suisse gold?

PAMP Gold is the gold bullion produced by the PAMP Suisse Mint including: 

PAMP Suisse Gold Bars for Sale

PAMP produces a variety of bullion products.


Fifty grams, 100 gram, 250 gram, and 500 grams 1 kilo 1, 1 Tael, 10, Tolas, and 400 oz investment-grade cast PAMP gold bars are readily available.


Cast silver bars are available in sizes in the range of 500 grams, one kilogram and 1000 pounds. Palladium and platinum large cast bars with a good distribution size of 6 kilograms are produced.


PAMP manufactures minted Pamp gold bars that weigh 5 grams, 10 grams, 20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, 250 grams, 500 grams, and 1 kilogram in addition to smaller bars that range between 0.3 grams up to 10 grams. 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 0.25 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz as well as 20-ounce bars along with 1-5 Tola bars are offered with multiples as well as fractions of troy ounces.


PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna, Roman goddess of Fortune is embossed on most gold-minted bars. Rosa (Rose) along with Liberty (Statue) Designs usually are offered in a variety of small ounce and gram sizes.


PAMP also makes a line of gold-minted “Lunar” bars, which are decorated with Chinese animal zodiac signs. Bars made of silver minted by PAMP come in identical shapes and sizes as the gold-minted bars and also palladium and platinum bars. are made in 1kg weights.


The PAMP Suisse gold bars are examined for quality, purity, and gold content, and weight. Gold bars from PAMP are authenticated by using the assay certificate that has the signature of the assayer and an identification number. The serial number has to match that which is engraved on the bar. Serial numbers are unique. Unique for each PAMP gold bar.


Overall, PAMP’s minted bars collection is huge. The entire selection is available on PAMP’s website. PAMP Refinery’s site and also on a specialized listing of PAMP gold bars like Gold Bars Worldwide.

 Table: PAMP Suisse Bullion Bars for Sale



PAMP Suisse Gold Bars – Lady Fortuna

1 gram


2.5 gram


5 gram


10 gram


20 gram


50 gram


100 gram


1 oz


10 oz

PAMP Suisse Gold Bar

100 gram

PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Silver Bar

1 oz

Delhi’s MMTC – PAMP Suisse Refinery


PAMP established a joint venture in 2008 with MMTC to India the year 2008, to construct and operate a gold and silver refinery. MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd. is the official name for the joint-venture company. The corporate office of MMTC PAMP is located in the Qutab Institutional Area in New Delhi, but the refinery is located in the Mewat region located in Haryana state, to the south of New Delhi.


The refinery is under the supervision and technical oversight under the supervision and technical oversight of PAMP Switzerland. It extracts silver and gold ore from mining equipment imported as well as silver and gold jewelry scraps from domestic sources because of the processing expertise of PAMP.


The MMTC PAMP plant has an annual capacity for refining gold of 100 tonnes as well as the capacity to refine silver is 600 tonnes annually.


MMTC-PAMP offers a variety of cast and minted gold bars that can reach 12.5kg (400oz) in weight. in a good range from PAMP Suisse gold bars. Gold bars that are cast can be purchased in 100g, 1 kilogram, and 12.5 kilograms. Meanwhile, cast silver bars are offered in weights of 1 kg or 30 kilograms.


The refineries that mint PAMP Gold bars from Suisse are available in various denominations, from 1 gram up to 100 grams. They are distinguished by their lotus bar design and the silver bars that are minted come in denominations that range from 5 grams up to a kilogram. 


Additionally, under the license of The Royal Mint, MMTC-PAMP creates an official sovereign gold coin in India. The mintmark of this Sovereign is an “I”.


The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has approved MMTC’s big PAMP’s silver and gold bars to be included in the Good Delivery Lists for silver and gold. The sole refinery for precious metals within the Indian gold industry is included on this list MMTC PAMP. PAMP. It’s also a Multi Commodity Exchange-accredited refiner (MCX).


PAMP Distribution


PAMP bullion is available through stores for precious metals investors and collectors. PAMP Suisse is an official wholesaler of its bullion range in the wholesale market as is MKS Suiss and the other MKS offices across the globe which include Singapore, Istanbul, Sydney, and Malaysia.


PAMP Affiliate Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB) is the largest US Wholesaler in the US industry. A lot of stores offer PAMP bars, however, they are only a tiny part of the sales market. Everyone buys directly through PAMP, MKS, or MTB. BullionStar is a good example. It offers connections directly to MKS, PAMP, and MTB.

PAMP, MKS, and MTB are also official suppliers to the world’s biggest mints’ bullion coins.


Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

PAMP Suisse Mint is a renowned bullion refinery founded in 1977 in Switzerland. The mint distributes precious metal bullion products that set a benchmark for the precious metal industry.

PAMP Suisse is a gold bullion brand, and refinery trusted for its authenticity. They provide gold bullion products that are one of the safest investment options today.

A PAMP bar contains details of the gold bar engraved onto them. A PAMP Suisse gold bar details are metal content, purity, weight, serial number, and assay card to verify its authenticity.

Established in 1977, PAMP Suisse is based in Ticino, Switzerland.

The current spot price of gold determines the value of the Suisse gold bar. ‘Premium’ (extra cost of 1% to 4%) is added to the spot price of gold, and the value of Suisse gold bars is derived.

MKS Switzerland is a famous precious metal trader making PAMP Suisse gold bars.

Yes! Gold prices keep going uphill. PAMP Suisse gold bullion is trusted and easily traded in the market. Hence, they are a good investment.

PAMP Suisse gold bars are gold bullion products of PAMP Suisse, one of the world’s leading bullion refineries distributing bullion products worldwide.

PAMP Suisse gold bars are a safe investment option because of gold’s excellent return on investment and its high liquidity.

References and Links

1. MKS (Switzerland)

2. Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB)


4. PAMP SA, company registration, Canton of Ticino

5. MKS PAMP Group history

6. MKS (Switzerland) SA, company registration, Canton of Geneva

7. MMTC India, profile

8. PAMP Swiss gold refining

9. PAMP Swiss silver refining

10. PAMP refinery, platinum group metals capacity

11. PAMP assaying service

12. LBMA Good Delivery List explained

13. ASFCMP Members – Swiss Association of Precious Metals Manufacturers and Traders
14. PAMP cast bars

15. PAMP minted ingots

16. PAMP site map with bar ranges listed

17. PAMP gold bar range, Gold Bars Worldwide, 2013

18. MMTC profile

19. MMTC-PAMP gold refining

20. MMTC-PAMP silver refining

21.  MMTC-PAMP cast bars


23. MMTC-PAMP Gold Sovereign

24.  PAMP distributors

25. MKS Malaysia

26. PAMP official distributor for bullion coins from major mints

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