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History

Since its establishment in 2009, Al Etihad Gold has grown into one of the region's most versatile full-service gold and silver refineries with expertise in gold and silver refining, smelting, assaying and minting.

The history of Al Etihad is a story of awe-inspiring growth and transition, a journey that has made the company one of the most recognised and trusted gold and silver brands of the Middle East.

Timeline

  • 2009 - Al Etihad Gold LLC was established.
  • 2010 - Launched the 999.9 Gold Kilobar
  • 2011 - Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC was established.
  • 2011 - Accredited by ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System.
  • 2011 - Initial Planning of Building the Largest Gold and Silver Refinery in this region.
  • 2011 - Purchased the Plot in DMCC Freezone Area for the new Al Etihad Gold Refinery building.
  • 2011 - Capacity of Gold and Silver chemical refining is developed and increased the capacity to 850kg per day for Gold and 500kg per day for Silver.
  • 2012 - Accredited by ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System.
  • 2012 - Accredited by ISO 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • 2012 - Al Etihad Diamond Removal Service was launched.
  • 2012 - Gold Sponsor of the 1st Dubai Precious Metals Conference.
  • 2012 - Gold Sponsor of the 9th India International Gold Convention in Hyderabad, India
  • 2012 - Accredited by the Dubai Good Delivery (DGD) for Gold Products.
  • 2012 - Accredited by the Dubai Good Delivery (DGD) for Silver Products.
  • 2012 - Launched the small bars categories: 500 Gram, 250 Gram, Ten Tola, 100 Gram in different purity.
  • 2012 - Accredited by the Dubai Good Delivery (DGD) for Silver Products.
  • 2013 - Al Etihad Gold's Minting Department launched new minted gold products in different categories with oval, oval with pendant and rectangular form in various designs from 1 gram up to 100 grams.
  • 2013 - Launched new website www.aletihadgold.com
  • 2013 - Sponsored the DMCC Responsible Sourcing Workshop for Gold held at Hyatt Regency Dubai on 2nd April 2013.
  • 2013 - Key Sponsor for the 2nd Dubai Precious Metals Conference.
  • 2013 - Started the construction of the new Al Etihad Gold Refinery in DMCC Free zone Area.
  • 2013 - Gold Sponsor for the 10th India International Gold Convention held in Jaipur, India.
  • 2013 - Accredited by ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
  • 2013 - Finished the first year of the annual DMCC Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals audit as per ISAE 3000 engagement with Reasonable Assurance on the Refinery's Compliance Report.
  • 2014 - Key Sponsor for the 3rd Dubai Precious Metals Conference
  • 2014- Dubai Trade delegation and sponsor of the 9th China Gold and Precious Metals Summit in Shanghai, China 
  • 2014 - Passed the second  DMCC Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals audit as per ISAE 3000 engagement by Bureau Veritas with Reasonable Assurance on Al Etihad Gold's Compliance Report.
  • 2015 - Key Sponsor for the 4th Dubai Precious Metals Forum 2015.
  • 2015 - Passed the third DMCC Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals audit as per ISAE 3000 Engagement by Bureau Veritas with Limited Assurance on Al Etihad Gold's Compliance Report.
  • 2015 - Key Sponsor of the Africa Dubai  Precious Metals Forum 2015
  • 2016 - Title Sponsor of the 5th Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2016
  • 2016 - Title Sponsor of the Africa Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2016
  • 2016 - Passed the fourth  DMCC Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals audit as per ISAE 3000 engagement by Bureau Veritas with Limited Assurance on Al Etihad Gold's Compliance Report.
  • 2016 - Passed the Conflict-Free Smelter Program Gold Protocol Audit. Compliant status avaialble on www.conflictfreesourcing.org

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