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Ador Edelmetalle GmbH was established in 1994 as the German sales subsidiary of H. Drijfhout & Zoon's Edelmetaalbedrijven BV, Amsterdam. Its beginnings date back to the year 1827.

Since then the Dutch parent company has had an excellent reputation in the international precious metals industry. It is one of the few companies registered as an "Approved Melter and Assayer" for all precious metals on the international metal exchanges "London Metal Exchange" and "London Bullion Market" ("London Gold Market Fixing Ltd." and "London Silver Market Fixing Ltd.").
Today, the company is a part of the Cookson Group, which currently employs a total of 17,000 people in more than 35 countries worldwide.