Creating Value That Lasts Through Our Scrap Catalytic Converter Recycling Process

BR Metals is an industry-leading specialist in the recycling of Platinum Group Metals (PGM) and one of Asia’s largest processors of end-of-life scrap catalytic converters, an emission-control device found in both gasoline and diesel vehicles.


Why Recycle Your Precious Metal Scraps with BR Metals

At BR Metals, we go the extra mile to provide everything customers expect when working with a reliable recycling partner, including total transparency, professionalism and profitability right from the start. 

We believe in building long-term, genuine relationships with our customers, and our customers’ success is our success. So when you partner with us, you can count on us to add a whole new level of value to your business with these competitive advantages:

Whether it’s direct purchase or value-based settlement, our customers can be sure of transparency in our processes and pricing in addition to competitive return rates. From the first contact to discussing the terms of settlements, to processing and sampling, through to precious metal assay, refining and final settlement, you can expect nothing short of platinum class customer service at every step of the way.
Considering the high prices of rhodium and palladium, a proven sampling process is critical for minimising loss and attaining accurate value assessment. Our Engineering Team has developed an automated sampling system that is proven to process material from spent catalytic converters with greater efficiency, faster speed and lesser wastage than conventional bulk sampling systems. This new system received two patents from the National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) of the People’s Republic of China, attesting our commitment to delivering the best returns for our customers’ scrap catalytic converters.

We also have in place a rigorous standard operating procedure for our sampling process to ensure all catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and other precious scrap are processed, sampled and analysed with the highest levels of care and transparency. As such, we encourage all our customers to visit our facility and witness the processing of their catalytic converters and other PGM scraps. The entire sampling process is fully documented and samples are also available for independent analysis upon request.
BR Metals works with some of the world’s leading PGM refineries. We select the most efficient one based on analysis results from our sampling process so that you get the best possible returns for your materials.

For value-based settlements, this is the phase where the quantity and value of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium in the catalytic converter scrap is determined. Our analysis laboratories in Guangzhou and Singapore are equipped to provide precise PGM analysis that is key to transparent value assessment. Our teams of chemical specialists and technicians have both the professional expertise and hands-on knowledge to perform analysis of your catalytic converters and other precious metals scraps by both XRF and ICP-OES assay. In fact, we developed a proprietary Standard Based Function Point Analysis (FPA) method to determine the precious metals content using XRF technology with better cost efficiency and speed.

To ensure our assay methodology continues to meet the most stringent international standards, our chemists frequently participate in international Round Robin tests, where our assay results consistently match up to top refineries and internationally renowned analytic laboratories. This means you can depend on us to provide precise and reliable assay of your precious metal scraps with total peace of mind.

For value-based settlement (Model B), BR Metals offers flexible financing options at attractive interest rates so that you can maintain or even increase their buying capacity while awaiting processing and settlement for your scrap catalyst materials. Down payments upon delivery and other financial assistance can also be arranged to meet our customers’ business needs.

To minimise the risk from fluctuating precious metals prices, we offer hedging services to “lock in” prices of metals at the daily rates or sell these metals on a fixed date later on. With these hedges, you can better manage their cash flow and continue to increase your revenue stream by purchasing more materials.

Our dedicated precious metals management team is also on hand to provide timely market information and professional trading advice. When you work with us, we take ownership of your growth and success.
Our dedication to maximize returns for our customers in an increasingly volatile industry is only matched by our commitment to sustainability and environmental care. We are ISO 14001 2015 certified and proactively adopt cleaner and more energy efficient technology for the recycling of spent catalytic converters and other precious metal scraps. Despite higher operating costs, we are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Partner with Asia’s Leading Specialist in Platinum Group Metals Recovery

BR Metals specializes in the purchase, analysis and processing of Platinum Group Metals (PGM) scraps including spent catalytic converters, industrial catalyst and other materials to recover Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. We have two processing and bulk sampling facilities in Singapore and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) with the third one in Shaoguan, Guangdong.

With our proven sampling process, precise analysis and market knowledge, you can depend on us to maximise the returns of your scrap quickly and efficiently. We also take care of every aspect of your transaction with us – from the transportation of your scrap to our facilities, to ensuring a fast turnaround time and offering flexible payment options to meet your specific needs and through to selecting the most suitable refinery that provides the best recycling rates and financial outcome. We’re here to make selling your catalytic converters and other PGM scraps easier so that you can focus on what matters most – growing your business.

Have questions? Read more on our FAQ page to find out more. Alternatively, contact us and our team will get back to you in 1 business day.

Database of Catalytic Converter Models

Database of 15,000+

Converter Models

Number of Countries in our Service Network

Next Day

Payment after XRF analysis

Total Troy Ounces of PGM Recovered Annually

60,000 -

troy ounce of
PGM recovered annually

Types of Scrap Materials We Recycle


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