Founded in 1999 by Matthias Rüth TRADIUM GmbH in Frankfurt am Main was a typical garage start-up. The idea to found a company developed out of Rüth’s experiences working for DEGUSSA and his insights into the exciting future of strategic resources. In unison with the growing relevance of its products, the company started growing as well and in 2006 moved to its current premises in Frankfurt/Niederrad.

To satisfy a booming interest of private investors in technology metals and rare earths, METLOCK GmbH was founded in 2011, a bonded warehouse open to industrial and private customers. The security of the products is guaranteed by the building itself, a Word War II bunker, which was costly refurbished from 2011-2013 und thereby successfully converted from a site of war memory to an investment into the future and innovation.

ISO-9001 Certification was established in 2003 in an effort to support and actualize the company’s will to optimize processes and product quality. Being a merchant for the most essential strategic resources TRADIUM got REACH registered in 2018, thus not only showing an investment in keeping with environment protection regulations but also signalling an interest in transparency along the trade chain.

In its 20 year history TRADIUM has grown from a one-man company into a renowned, medium-sized, owner-managed business with excellent contacts to producers and the industry. Its core team, consisting of family members and long-term colleagues from the industry branch, has mostly stayed the same throughout this development, making TRADIUM a constant in the strategic resources sector.