Vale Acton - Precious Metal Refinery

Metals we Refine
Platinum (Pt)

Palladium (Pd)

Rhodium (Rh)

Ruthenium (Ru)

Iridium (Ir)

Gold (Au)

Silver (Ag)
Materials We Accept


Mining Concentrates

Mining Slags




Here at the Vale Acton Refinery, we are one of only a handful of precious metal refineries in the world and are universally recognised for the efficiency of extraction and the purity of finished product. We refine the platinum-group metals (PGM): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium as well as gold and silver.

Not only do we refine precious metals, we also offer our customers a range of metal accounting services. More details can be found under Our Business and you can contact us for further information.

We have been refining precious metals in our Acton Refinery since 1925. Being based in close proximity to Heathrow Airport gives advantages of both speed and security for the inward shipment of materials and for the outward delivery of the refined metal to customers around the world.

Vale is the second largest mining company in the world. Headquartered in Brazil.  For more information on Vale, please visit our site at .

Finished Goods

We pride ourselves on being a leader in promoting environmental responsibility and have our environmental management system ISO-14001 certified. We maintain close communications with regulating authorities, the local community and customers on issues related to the environment.

We are also committed to the health and safety of our employees and contractors. The Acton Refinery is OHSAS 18001 certified.