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Degussa acquires precious metals refinery in Pforzheim, Germany

Degussa acquires precious metals refinery in Pforzheim, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, 13 August 2014 – Degussa Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Schellhorn & Roth GmbH & Co. KG precious metals refinery in Pforzheim, Germany.

With the acquisition of this well established and traditional business, Degussa now expands its activities beyond just the trading of precious metals products and into additional parts of the value added chain.

The acquisition of the company in Pforzheim, which filed for insolvency under its former owner earlier this year, strengthens Degussa in two specialist fields. Firstly, the reprocessing of scrap precious metals such as jewellery, investment metals or production waste, and secondly the production of upstream products, i.e. semi-finished parts for the jewellery industry.

„The acquisition of the refinery allows us to further complement our product and service portfolio“, explains Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach, CEO of Degussa. „The entry into the industrial processing of precious metals is the next logical step in the course of Degussa“s expansion. Incidentally, the historical Degussa also had its roots in the production and recycling of gold and silver products“, he added.

Degussa expressly thanked the administrator Alexander Saponjic who had successfully managed the company over the past few months and now hands it over to the Frankfurt based precious metals company. In the following months, Degussa will gradually modernise its new Pforzheim branch with state-of-the-art processing technology.

To date, the acquired Schellhorn & Roth refinery, which was founded in 1946, has been one of the smaller precious metals refiners in Pforzheim. Since 1984, the production has been located at the company“s current site in Pforzheim which will also be maintained after the acquisition by Degussa. Degussa will retain the employees of Schellhorn & Roth in the newly formed division of the business. The executive responsibility for the on-site production will be carried out by Mr Joachim Prior. Being the former technical manager at PRIOR Engineering Services AG, Switzerland, he contributes a comprehensive wealth of experience.

About Degussa Goldhandel (Gold trading)
Degussa as a brand is a synonym for quality and reliability in the field of precious metals. Degussa Goldhandel GmbH has been active in the precious metals market since 2011. The head office of the company is located in Frankfurt am Main. Degussa products and services are available at branch offices in Stuttgart, Munich (2), Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Nuremberg as well as at Degussa Goldhandel AG in Zurich. The comprehensive portfolio of Degussa is completed by an online shop, available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which offers constantly updated prices, high availability and fast processing.

Products and Services:
Apart from its worldwide known precious metal bars made of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium with the characteristic diamond-shaped Sun / Moon logo, Degussa also offers a wide range of bullion and collector coins. Top-class experts are available to customers in the field of numismatics for the assessment as well as for sale and purchase of historical coins ranging from antiques to those of recent times. Clients have the possibility of storing their precious metals stocks at Degussa’s high-value storage facility and at certain branches Degussa offers safe-deposit lockers. Furthermore, Degussa has a “VAT-free” storage facility which is also available to its customers.

Purchase of scrap precious metals:
Jewellery no longer being used, silverware, damaged precious metal bars and coins as well as industrially utilized precious metal products are purchased at reasonable prices and recycled.

Degussa Goldhandel GmbH
Frau Julia Kramer
Kettenhofweg 29
60325 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 860068-285

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Jörn Gleisner
Louisenstr. 97
60325 Bad Homburg
+49 6172 27159-0


DIN Rail Ex Safety Limiter with SIL2

Erich Ott´s new safety limiter EX HS STB for DIN rail mounting in measuring stations and control rooms offers safe temperature limitation according to EG 94/9 for Ex zones I and II.

  DIN Rail Ex Safety Limiter with SIL2

Erich Ott EX HS STB Limiter

The compact unit ensures the safe temperature monitoring and limitation of electrically heated conduits, containers, tanks and apparatus in zone 1, and it is SIL 2 certified according to EN 61508:2001 (functional safety).

„We are proud to offer our customers this new product with real SIL 2 certification. In the market you also find devices of the same kind with proprietary SIL labeling. Yet, to ensure safe operation, it is absolutely necessary that limiters offer the proper safety level. Erich Ott has been in the industry for more than 40 years, and our customers can be sure to receive both high-quality products and honest advice for their deployments in hazardous locations“, says Carsten Ott, General Manager at Erich Ott.

All functions can directly be read off the limiter´s user-friendly illuminated triple-spaced display that shows an entire summary of the operational state. The limiter can completely be configured on-site, and both its simple parametrization and easy DIN rail mounting speed up deployment. Moreover, the limiter has a remote stop function.

The control unit has a single channel design and measures the temperature with a PT-100 sensor with three-wire connection. Depending on the temperature at the sensor and the nominal value the relay switches redundantly at the limiter´s output.

The limiter is EMC compliant according to EN 61326-1 and EN 61326-3-1.


Designation: II (2) GD
Level functional safety: SIL 2
EC-type examination certificate: TÜV13ATEX124201
1 Pt -100 input: Three-wire (Ex E)
Operating temperature: 0°C – 40°C
Nominal current: 20 mA
Line voltage: 230 V
Limiter relay: 10 A
Fault signal relay: 3 A
Adjustment range limiter: 0°C – 500°C
Temperature range: -50°C -+ 500°C
Protection level: IP20
Type: DIN rail TS 35, 4 TE
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Die Erich Ott e.K. mit Sitz in Wiesbaden ist seit über 40 Jahren spezialisiert auf die Entwicklung, Produktion und den Vertrieb professioneller Mess- und Regeltechnik für den EX-Bereich. Zu den Kunden zählen Unternehmen aus der Ölindustrie und der Petrochemie weltweit. Die Stärken des Unternehmens sind die umfangreiche Erfahrung in der Entwicklung kundenspezifischer Lösungen sowie die Beratung zu den besonderen Anforderungen an Geräte, die in den EX-Zonen I und II eingesetzt werden. Sämtliche Produkte werden in Deutschland entwickelt und hergestellt.

Erich Ott e.K.
Carsten Ott
Hasengartenstraße 44
65189 Wiesbaden

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60386 Frankfurt


Trio Resources, Inc.“s Mineralized Material Produces Precious Metals at United Commodity AG Processing Facility

Trio Resources, Inc.“s Mineralized Material Produces Precious Metals at United Commodity AG Processing Facility

TORONTO, ONTARIO-(April 9, 2013) – Trio Resources, Inc. („Trio“ or the „Company“) (OTCBB: TRII; www.trioresources.com ) and United Commodity AG („UC“; Stuttgart: 3UI1:GR; http://www.united-commodity.com ) are pleased to announce that the mineralized material shipped to UC on February 4, 2013 (the „Shipment), has produced Silver and other value metals, via processing at UC“s cutting-edge Yukon Refinery in Cobalt, Ontario. The Shipment is the first to be processed at the eco-friendly facility, as the inaugural material delivered by Trio under a five-year Off-Take Agreement with UC. In addition to refining capabilities, UC“s facility also boasts the ability to pour bullion into ingots through its United Commodity Bullion Furnace.

The previously announced Off-Take Agreement calls for Trio to deliver a minimum of $30MM of mineralized material to be processed at UC“s Refinery over a five year period. The minimum 20,000 tons-or 334 tons a month-of feed concentrate under the Agreement will originate from Trio“s aggregate stockpiles of an estimated 1.3MM tons of mineralized material.

„We are extremely pleased to begin what we believe will be a fruitful and long-lasting relationship with UC,“ stated Duncan Reid, CEO of Trio Resources, Inc. „With our combined ability to mine, mill, refine and now produce bullion bars, Trio and UC have incredible potential to operate at a level on par with senior mining companies. Trio“s significant point-of-difference from other junior mining companies is that our existing above-ground mineralized assets enable us to produce ongoing revenues. The initial results realized through our inaugural Shipment to UC demonstrate the viability of our capacity to continue to grow and produce positive revenues.“

About Trio Resources, Inc.

Trio Resources, Inc. is an exploration and small-scale processing company which plans to focus on the exploration and milling of mineralized materials located in historically prolific regions. Trio is organized to hold assets in the mining industry, targeting older mining camps with residual value. Trio“s intention is to conduct an exploration program, in conjunction with milling initiatives to monetize its existing above-ground mineralized material on-site, with the purpose of being cash-flow positive primarily through milling and marketing mineralized material and concentrate to refiners. For more information, please visit http://www.trioresources.com/.

About United Commodity AG

United Commodity specializes in the industrial application and international marketing of innovative and sustainable refinery- and recycling technologies in the precious metal sector. United Commodity AG is listed on the Stuttgart stock-exchange: (WKN: A0M0F0, ISIN: CH0032868199, Symbol: 3UI1).

Über United Commodity AG:
United Commodity ist spezialisiert auf die industrielle Anwendung und internationale Vermarktung von innovativen und nachhaltigen Raffinerie- und Recycling Technologien im Edelmetall Sektor.
Die United Commodity AG ist an der Stuttgarter Wertpapierbörse gelistet. (WKN: A0M0F0, ISIN: CH0032868199, Symbol: 3UI1).

United Commodity AG
Jochen Schäfer
Bälliz 64
3600 Thun
+41 (0) 44 533 10 30