In this latest edition of Spotlight on New Members, we find out more about Helveticor, including its role within the precious metals market and its reasons for wanting to join LBMA.
What were the reasons for you wanting to join LBMA and what do you see as the key benefits of membership?
As an international freight forwarding and logistics company transporting and storing valuables on behalf of customers, we welcomed the opportunity to achieve Full Member status of the LBMA, particularly as we fully support its current roadmap and integrity and sustainability aspirations. Not only that, given that our entire management has been part of this unique family for many years, this is a kind of coming back, and it opens international doors essential to the sustainable growth and existence of our company.
Tell us about your company’s role in the precious metals market?
Helveticor provides a full range of tailored services spanning national and international valuables transport by air, sea, road and rail; storage in our own high-security buildings in Switzerland and abroad for national as well as goods under customs status (OZL); customs clearance and insurance solutions for transport and storage; logistics handling for international jewellery and watch exhibitions; escorting high-risk transports; and monitoring and intervention for TAPA-compliant transports with our own 24/7/365 control room.
We bring valuables such as precious metals, jewellery, banknotes, credit cards, vaccines and tobaccos from A to B with Swiss security, punctuality and professionalism. Our storage solutions, which include duty-free storage, making storing silver more attractive from an international point of view, embody the same values and security.
We welcomed the opportunity to achieve Full Member status of the LBMA, particularly as we fully support its current roadmap and integrity and sustainability aspirations.
What’s the background and history of the company?
We were founded in April 2018, and since September 2018, Helveticor has been 100% Swiss family-owned and one of the largest Swiss transport and logistics companies. Our management has many years of experience in the transport and storage of valuables such as precious metals, banknotes and jewellery.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your business and what lasting impacts do you think it will have on the market?
The operational impact has been positive, as our ability to immediately provide innovative and tailor-made arrangements when existing supply and logistics chains fail has shown potential customers that we’re an alternative to existing providers. A big challenge has been keeping staff healthy, while remaining secure and compliant. We’ve responded with regular and frequent communication to everyone involved in safety matters.
What are your future plans for the business?
We aspire to being a top employer, and a thoughtful and steadfast long-term partner. Innovative and creative, we want to lead Helveticor into the future as a sustainable powerhouse. We believe in our service and view the wishes of our customers as our greatest asset. We want to find and provide solutions to bring security and trust to our customers.