Established in Kenya in 2017 by mining experts, AGR is a company of strategic partnerships invested in the value addition chain of the gold (au) sector. The refinery aims to procure gold in the region from reliable sources that can be processed and refined into doré gold bars for exports all over the world.
Using state-of-the-art technology the entire operation incorporates the most stringent security monitoring and quality control systems. The facility is equipped with state of the art equipment and has the capability to assay, smelt, and casts precious metals with the security clearance to import and export scrap or refined metal from the facility.
The success and the reputation of the company is built on our philosophy of remaining committed to our employees, to our Clients and to the industry that we service. We are focused on identifying and meeting client’s needs in the most effective way and aim to protect the client’s confidentiality at all times. We offer to our employees interesting and challenging positions in an environment of mutual respect.
Equipped with a team of highly committed experts that takes pride in answering client’s questions and guide them through the process if needed. It is our sincere belief that our longevity in the business, proven process, and dedication to quality service is what makes AGR the best choice in establishing itself as a major player in both the production and service sectors of the industry.
Kenya remains a geographically strategic location in the East African region with a 50,000 oz per annum gold plant. The recent explorations conducted by the government and private companies are said to have revealed large gold deposits in western Kenya, which could lead to the large-scale commercial mining that could put Kenya on the map of the top gold producers in Africa.
Our goal is in fulfilling Kenya’s Vision 2030 of industrialisation and the Mining Act (2016) and its principals of creating as much value in the country, creating jobs, skills and alleviating poverty.
The heart of Gold
Combining our expertise, passion and innovation, we offer unique products and services of the highest quality, going beyond our clients’ expectations and driving responsible practices, transparency and sustainability.
AGR’s vision is to become East Africa’s largest gold refinery contributing to the exports of Kenya and creating a sustainable value for the entire gold industry in East Africa.
AGR offers unparalleled geographical reach within Africa and significant logistical delivery advantages through its network in the UAE and Singapore.
Secure logistics is at the core of AGR operations. With experience in effectively handling daily inbound and outbound materials flow. AGR ensures this by using multiple layers of independent systems which includes CCTV surveillance, physical security, locks and access control protocols.
Apart from this, AGR is located in the grounds of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) adding an extra layer of security in our operations.
Monitoring, minimising and managing our impacts on the environment is high on Valcambi’s agenda. We work hard to continuously improve our energy efficiency, reduce the use of chemical products, monitor and reduce our emissions, our water consumption and waste disposal. Along with implementing our own systems, we keep abreast of new technology development that we could adopt to support our efforts.
Our commitment to protecting the environment does not stop at our own operations. We expect our suppliers to actively contribute to reducing the environmental impact their activities have and we only work with counterparties which can demonstrate that they seek for optimal solutions in the areas of shipping, transportation and processing. For this reason, all new suppliers are being screened using environmental criteria.
Health & Safety
Our safety target remains to achieve a “Zero Incidents rate”. For this, our employees receive training on an ongoing basis. Precious metals refining can present health and safety risks. It involves the handling of large volumes of materials, environments of extreme temperatures, and use of chemicals among other things. For AGR, protecting and promoting the health and safety of our employees is a number one priority at every level, within the plant and in the administrative offices