Precious metals

We process your precious metal waste

With over 30 years expertise in this field, we process waste containing precious metals for industrial companies in our surface treatment workshops. Our site is recognized “Installation Classified for the Protection of the Environment subject to Authorisation”. This is a strong environmental guarantee for the treatment of your metal waste.

SOVAMEP uses all precious metal extraction and purification processes and equipment (heat treatment, mechanical crushing, chemical dissolving, metallisation, precipitation, electrolysis and refining…).

From industries including IT, electronics, space, surface treatments and also automotive (catalytic converter ceramics), this industrial waste is repurposed in gold, silver, palladium or rhodium.

SOVAMEP is equipped with an analysis laboratory that provides precise information on the composition and therefore the value of the precious metals contained in your industrial waste.

Thanks to our pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy facilities, we can provide a solution for the management of precious materials such as gold, silver, palladium, platinum, rhodium and iridium.

SOVAMEP’s aim is to provide its customers with quality service and to be recognized as a long-term, trusted partner.

Our environmental performance is attested by our ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certifications.


Our customers

Industries: IT, electronics, space, surface treatment, automotive (catalytic converter ceramics) and nuclear – Fashion industry (belt buckles, eyewear, etc.) – Health industryCrematoriums


Our Installation Classified for the Protection of the Environment is subject to Authorisation to process waste containing precious or special metals, as well as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Our aim is to maximize the value of precious metals while limiting the impact of atmospheric emissions on the environment.