Who We Are

Our core business is sourcing, supplying and trading precious metals products. We enhance our trading activities with strategic assets providing valuable insights into market places where we operate and enabling us to optimize the supply chain.

What We Do

1 What We Do

MKS is a precious metals and financial services company part of the MKS PAMP GROUP, specializing in all aspects of gold and other precious metals processing and trading. It develops and maintains long-term relationships, and offers a wide range of services in those markets. MKS draws from more than 50-years of experience.

Networked through modern communications systems between its various offices worldwide, MKS is closely involved in the latest gold and price developments throughout the world, 24-hours a day.

With its direct involvement in the physical precious metals market, and through its subsidiary refinery, PAMP SA, MKS maintains a thorough understanding of the industry, as well as consistently high quality products and services.

Moreover, the Group is headed by an uncommonly experienced team of precious metals professionals, with over 600 employees worldwide and more than 14 offices on five continents.

As market leader, MKS remains on the pulse of the global gold business, advising the financial services industry on the commodity that lies at the heart of our monetary system.

Our History

2 Our History

In 1979 Mahmoud Kassem Shakarchi founded MKS (Switzerland) SA in Geneva. Since inception, MKS has been a key player in the precious metals markets around the world. When Mahmoud Shakarchi passed away in 1983, his daughter Karma and his son Marwan took over the family business, with the help of key individuals who still remain with the company today.

One of the first decisions the brother and sister made was to set the company on a clear mission to become the leader in the precious metals industry around the world.

MKS first expanded eastward and into Asia, capitalizing on the promising development of local precious metals markets and trading. In 1998 the first overseas office was established in Australia and many other offices have since then opened in the region. The most recent addition is our newly opened office in Hong Kong.