Our History

The roots of our business go back to the 1930s in France.

We began with old scrap collection, then started zinc remelting in the 1950s, and have been focused on trading since the 1980s.

Our French sister company Metal Trading started doing business in 1990, specializing for the longest time in trading of primary and secondary zinc ingots and zinc residues (hence the affiliation to zinc in our company name).

Pan American Zinc was created in 2014 to focus on hemispheric trading opportunities in the U.S. and Latin America, mostly in Aluminium, Copper and Zinc scraps and residues.

Both Pan American Zinc and Metal Trading are owned by CEO Dan Marjenberg.

Vision statement

  • Customer-Oriented: achieving mutually beneficial relationships with our customers through long-lasting business experience

  • Environmentally Sustainable: operating within regulations and laws, contributing to making the world a better place by providing 100% recyclable products and participating in closing the recycling loop

  • Financially Strong: making on-time payments to suppliers and providing above-market returns to shareholders

  • Committed to Growth: hand-picking and training the best and most experienced team in the business, able to master organic personal and company growth while maintaining contract-to-payment full control, providing employees a fulfilling work environment

Mission Statement

Pan American Zinc is a family-owned company, operating a trading and recycling non-ferrous metal business.

We strive to provide our customers with a comprehensive range of services and a quality of product that fully meets or exceeds their requirements and expectations.

We act independently, with the highest level of integrity and expect to become leaders in our markets.

Our Strengths

  • Independent company, free to buy and sell anywhere in the world and supply any plant
  • In-depth knowledge of the non-ferrous markets

  • Long-term relationships in the industry

  • Multilingual team, we speak a dozen languages

  • Competitive bids and offers

  • Pricing and hedging solutions available based on LME and Comex prices

  • Spot and long-term deals

  • Efficiency, just-in-time logistics

  • Strong balance sheet, fast payments

  • Regulatory compliance, safety first

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Pan American Zinc is dedicated to providing a safe workplace for its employees, contractors and visitors.

Our health and safety management system engages our management and employees to be personally involved, accountable and responsible for their actions to protect themselves, their coworkers, their neighbors and the environment.

We analyze all worksite conditions to identify and eliminate potential risks.

We ensure all our team receives full training to actively recognize and mitigate risks within the work environment.

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