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The Metals Platform began trading non-ferrous metals and raw materials in 2006.

Since its inception, the platform has had a strong Australian market presence with increasing origination volumes from all major producing states.

We have established relationships with many of Australia’s leading and emerging resource companies.

Our initial product range of copper, zinc and lead concentrates has expanded to include refined metal products of aluminium, nickel, copper, zinc and lead, as well as precious metal raw materials.

About Metals

Copper, zinc and lead meet the challenges of everyday modern life through a variety of applications.
55% of copper production is used for electrical wiring due to its excellent conductibility, while 20% is used in building construction and plumbing.

Zinc has unique impermeability, and is therefore used extensively to make a protective coating for steel in construction industries.

The properties of lead include high density and resistance against corrosion, so it is used in the construction business for weathering, roofing and cladding to prevent water penetration. However, the most significant application for lead is in batteries, which constitute 71% of world lead production.

Our strengths in Metals on the Australian market

In Australia, our Metals Platform originates, consolidates, exports and transports to destination several different metals, including copper from Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales, zinc and lead concentrates from Queensland and New South Wales, and refined base metals.

Our strategy involves investing in resources and developing our interests in the Metals value chain. This includes managing product offtake agreements and assisting in risk mitigation.

The Metals team has consequently developed a strong presence in the Australian market, helped by the reputation and capabilities of our local research function.

Contact us

Head Office Address
Level 3, 1 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead QLD 4006
Brisbane, Australia

Postal Address
PO Box 2142
Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006
Brisbane, Australia

Phone: + 61 7 3253 5999
Fax: + 61 7 3257 4131
Email: Tony.fitzgerald@ldcom.com

Contact us

Head Office Address
Level 3, 1 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead QLD 4006
Brisbane, Australia

Postal Address
PO Box 2142
Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006
Brisbane, Australia

Phone: + 61 7 3253 5999
Fax: + 61 7 3257 4131
Email: Tony.fitzgerald@ldcom.com

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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