Refined metal is the result of purifying metal
ores and semi-manufactured products. There are several processes
used for this refining, for example smelting and electrolysis.
Often, this process also allows for the recycling of non-ferrous
scrap. When the mining and smelting stages are complete, the result
is a stock of refined metal. Most commonly this includes aluminium,
copper, zinc, lead, tin, and nickel. Typical the metals are
regularly shaped in forms such as ingots and cathodes.
Steel is an alloy that
consists mostly of iron and carbon. Various alloying elements can
be added to produce steel of the required characteristics, such as
hardness, strength, and resistance. Ferrous scrap is often added to
the steel making process for recycling purposes. Cast steel is
rolled into shapes such as plates, bars, rods, and
A significant volume of traded refined metals
and steel are regulated by the London Metal Exchange (LME).
Facilities are in place for LME members to sell refined metals for
storage in LME certified warehouses, which receive a warrant. In
China, this market is regulated by the Shanghai Future
Over the years, Impala has an enviable track
record in warehousing, shipping and distribution of refined metals
and steel. Impala’s NEMS subsidiary was established in 1993 as an
LME-approved bonded and fiscal warehouse facility.
Today, we have warehouse locations in the UK,
The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, South
Korea, USA, and China. Most of our warehouses are LME or SHFE
certified. Our facilities are often rail connected and have
excellent berth facilities.
Our other services include; collateral
management services, stock finance, heavy lift facilities, project
cargo, freight forwarding, online stock control, and other value
The quality of Impala NEMS services is
underpinned by our ISO9001 and AEO certified standards.
For enquiries about Impala managing the
warehousing and logistics of your refined metals and steel, please