UK-based metals trading firm RJH Trading announces that it is entering the industrial minerals markets with a new division to be headed up by industry veteran Carl Tracey. Effective immediately, RJH Trading will look to build a book of minerals within the influential Refractories and Oil and Gas industries.
“We have identified an opportunity for significant growth within the minerals industry, which complements our existing book of minor metals, ferro-alloys and base metals,” MD Charles Swindon said.
“I am delighted that Carl has agreed to join us at RJH,” Mr Swindon said. “His contacts and experience in the industry will allow the new division to grow rapidly and means we can provide a greater depth of service to our customers around the world.”
RJH Trading takes its corporate responsibilities seriously, and as such will be taking care to source from responsible suppliers and ensure that the business is environmentally sustainable through a recycling programme.
“To compliment the naturally occurring nature of Industrial Minerals, we intend to source from suppliers who take into consideration the environmental impact of their operations,” Mr Tracey said. “To enhance this, we will be actively involved in the recycling of Minerals in the form of used refractories and carbon, as well as other waste streams from the metals industry – such as EAF dust and micro silica – to create a circular, sustainable business.”
The company celebrated its 21st birthday at the Savile Club during London Metals Week this year, where Mr Swindon announced the development of the new arm of the company, as well as future plans to acquire assets that are synergistic with the company’s growth vision.
After having obtained his BA in business in 1986, Carl Tracey spent 30 years working as an international trader in the minerals and metals industries, as well as a senior analyst for leading Industrial Minerals research firm IMFORMED.
RJH Trading was founded in 1997 by Managing Director, Charles Swindon, and has worldwide connections with major industry players including producers, smelters, miners and steel companies and the financial community.
Mr Swindon was instrumental in the registration of several tin, lead, nickel, zinc and secondary aluminium brands for good delivery on the LME.
RJH Trading is heavily involved in the trading of minor metals and ferro-alloys, as well as tin and other non-ferrous metals. Mr Swindon is a director of the Brussels based i2a – the International Antimony Association – the industry body responsible for researching and encouraging the safe use of antimony and promoting the socio-economic advantages of antimony-based products globally. He is also a previous chairman of the world-renowned MMTA (2006-2009) and was also Chairman of the REACH and Lobby Committee 2000-2009.
Minerals including Industrial Minerals are natural chemical compounds, usually of crystalline form and not produced by life processes, and they occur in nature with myriad uses, including within the Iron and Steel Industry.
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