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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Castel San Pietro. 10 km from Chiasso. PAMP SA (acronym for Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux), is a world leading, independently operated, precious metals refining and fabricating company, member of the MKS Group. It was established in 1977 in Ticino. Gold refinery. The company with a high technology provides vertically integrated services in precious metals, from collection of doré from the mine, through to assaying, hedging and delivery of its bars and other products throughout the world. The company produces a complete selection of bullion bars, from 12.5 kilograms to 1 gram. In particular, PAMP leads the world market for gold bars of 50 grams or less, and is known for its distinctive Fortuna design, which has done much to widen the vogue for small ingots. A woman worker weighs with precision gold bars. © 1998 Didier Ruef