Metallix Refining announced Wednesday it is expanding into Asia with the launch of Metallix Refining Asia Ltd., located in Seoul, South Korea.
The Shrewsbury-based precious metals refinery said the new establishment will be managed by Sangbae Kim, a Korean native and precious metals recycling industry veteran. Previously, he spent seven years with a large precious metal refiner in Asia.
“Mr. Kim’s in depth knowledge makes him a trusted and valuable resource for Metallix’ current and future clients and a welcome addition to the Metallix Refining global team. With the addition of the Europe and Asia offices, now more than ever, Metallix can be the precious metal recycling resource for our customers on a local, regional, national and global level,” President Maria Piastre said.
Under Kim’s guidance, Metallix will provide logistics, from precious metal pick up to transporting to the U.S.
“In the precious metal recycling industry, an excellent reputation is essential. Throughout my tenure in the precious metal industry, I always heard positive things about Metallix’ processes, technology and service. These accolades were verified when I had the opportunity to work with Metallix on a few projects. I am extremely proud to join the Metallix Team and be a part of this global, innovative and customer focused organization. I look forward to expanding Metallix Refining Asia Ltd. to Asia and beyond,” Kim said.