Heraeus is a global precious metals and technology company headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. Heraeus turnover in precious metals in 2009 was 13.6 billion euros. The subsidiary W. C. HERAEUS GmbH produces gold and silver bars. The company is accredited by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), which places W. C. HERAEUS GmbH on the so-called LBMA Good Delivery List. All Heraeus precious metal ingots comply with the "London Good Delivery" standard and are traded worldwide without restriction.
W. C. HERAEUS GmbH is a 26.5% shareholder of the Swiss company ARGOR-HERAEUS S.A. The companies not only have a common name but also partially cooperate in the production of ingots.