Precious Metals Tswane Q&A

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Jewellers’ Network had a lovely interview with the CEO of Precious
Metals Tswane about the history
behind their company
as well as about their industry and how they see it evolving.

By whom was PMT founded, and how long have you been operational?

Precious Metals Tswane (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2018 and has grown from strength to strength since. PMT started with 3 shareholders and has since grown to over 40 full-time employees.

What services/products do you offer?

We supply metals, solders, plating solutions, jewellery findings, diamonds, and wealth products. 

Our services include refining, CAD design, wax printing, casting, laser engraving and cutting, finishing, and setting.

Is PMT diversified in its business operations, or do you only manufacture and refine precious metals? 

Our operations have been diversified to encompass most aspects within the trade.

Not only do we refine and supply precious metals, but we have a fully functional workshop. Meeting all the needs of any jeweller, licensed or not. From CAD design, wax printing, casting, quality finishing, micro setting, plating, and even laser engraving and cutting. We are also suppliers of jewellery findings, solders, plating solutions and diamonds. Diamonds range from smalls to certified stones. PMT also produces minted wealth products.

 

What sets PMT apart from other refineries/jewellery manufacturers and or jewellery business operations?   

Our aim is to supply the jewellery industry with quality products and exceptional services in virtually every aspect they may need, to simplify their material needs experience. In this, we strive for nothing less than excellence as our benchmark, to be of service to the trade.

How do you feel the jewellery manufacturing industry has changed in recent years?

There have been many challenges in the industry; however, the core still remains, and the trade as a whole still wants and needs the same things – excellent service, communication and a “partnership” of mutual trust.

How do you see the jewellery manufacturing sector evolving in the next 5 years?

Significant changes are already evolving in the industry. 

With rising costs and other challenges, more and more of the smaller businesses are using manufacturing houses to assist with some or all of their manufacturing needs, giving them the opportunity to generate more business.