Recovery of precious metals

Ecometal specializes in the processing and recovery of precious metals from all kinds of scrap and waste from the watchmaking industry.

Our machines for burning, crushing, and mixing allow us to process materials such as:

• Filings and oil lathes
• Sludge from grinding, diamonds, and polishing
• Sweepings
• Dust
• Brushes, polishing strips
• Waste from foundry, smelting, crucibles


Ecometal has furnaces dedicated to process such as:

• Continuous casting furnaces
• Centrifugal vacuum casting
• Pressure and vacuum casting
• Last generation static furnaces ensure the homogeneity of the product, for the correct identification of precious metals


Ecometal is equipped with a modern laboratory that can conduct any type of chemical and metallurgic analysis.

Analysis are carried out by certified Precious Metals Assayers, supervised by the Central Office for precious metal control, affiliated to the Swiss Federal Department of Finance.

Our laboratory can provide the following:
• Semi-quantitative analysis
• Qualitative analysis
• Analysis of ingots
• Analysis of ashes
• Analysis of solutions
• Control analysis
• Umpire analysis

Research and development

Research and development are synonyms with growth. It is Ecometal’s philosophy to invest in the continuous improvement of processing techniques and the development of new ones using automation, new materials, and new technologies.

Our future depends on our ability to introduce and incorporate innovative techniques into our work, to remain competitive allowing us to better satisfy our customers. Short and long term is required to meet the challenge of our rapidly changing market.

Administration and customer service

Our administration and customer service can provide helpful information, answering questions and responding to complaints.

We support the client during each processing phases of his material and ensure a complete satisfaction with our services.
We are equipped with an ERP system state of art.