William Rowland Americas is a member of the Amalgamated Metal Corporation Group Of Companies (The AMC Group) which is headquartered in London, England. Established in 1918, the AMC Group had its origin in the British Ministry of Supply. This office employed some of the leading metal traders of the time and was responsible for securing raw material feedstock for the First World War.
When the armistice was signed, outstanding long-term contracts and the relationships built during this period clearly belonged in the private sector so the traders came together with the objective “to foster trade in non-ferrous metals in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth…and promote the well being of the whole non-ferrous metals industry”.
This enterprise became known as the Amalgamated Metal Corporation in 1929 when it merged with Henry Gardner and Company, a trading company established by the former director of Henry R. Merton, another early LME trading company founded by a descendant of the famous German trader, Philip Abraham Cohen, who also established Metallgesellschaft.
A company was incorporated in January 1922 in Montreal as part of the London headquarters’ reinvigorated strategy to source raw materials, concentrates, and metals throughout the British Empire. The company moved to Toronto in the 1960s.
What We Do
Amalgamet Canada initially exported lead, zinc, and other concentrates produced in Canada by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Noranda, Cominco, and others. Later we acted on behalf of Sherritt Gordon Mines (Nickel and Cobalt); Consolidated Durham Mines and Resources Ltd. (Antimony Concentrates); Allied Eneabba Pty. Ltd. (Rutile, Zircon, Monazite); Mineral Deposits, Div of BHP; (Rutile) Namakwa Sands Div of Anglo American (Rutile and Zircon); Chromasco (now Timminco), Magnesium; Amax (Magnesium); Northwest Alloys Div. Alcoa (Magnesium); Cal Graphite (Crystalline Graphite); Saskatchewan Minerals (Anhydrous Sodium sulphate); Garnet Millers Australia PTY Ltd (Garnet); TANCO (Spodumene); and Kalium Chemicals Limited (Potash).
Our policy is to maintain the highest possible integrity. We honor our commitments. Doing so may mean losing business in certain instances. Our predecessors handed down this culture of integrity and accountability, as proven by sustaining 100-plus years in trading commodities worldwide.
Our mission is to develop long-term mutually beneficial alliances with our principals and customers.
We aim to maintain an efficient operation so as to deliver a low-cost procurement alternative for our customers. Each Manager carries responsibility for knowledge of a particular product portfolio and relationships with the supply chain and customers. Under this “all-inclusive” supervision, order processing, logistics, accounting, and finance are at the service of the Managers.
growth and reputation
A Canadian corporate presence with brand identification with the AMC Group of companies was established
- Amalgamated Metal Corporation was renamed Amalgamet Canada Limited
- initially exported lead, zinc, and other concentrates produced in Canada
A corporate restructuring was necessary to grow the company to what it is today with entities wholly owned by the AMC Group.
- Amalgamet Canada Limited is now Amalgamet Canada LP
- A partnership was created between BAMI Canada Inc and Amalgamet Canada GP Inc.
2023 and beyond
Amalgamet Canada LP is rebranded to William Rowland Americas LP.