North-American leader

Precious Groups Refining is a North-American leader working to buy automotive catalysts and other spent materials to do the extraction of precious metals like Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium. Our suppliers are the catalytic converters buyers, metal recyclers and even some individuals, thanks to the service of the representatives on the road.


Our history

Precious Groups Refining was created on February 1st, 2017 in Rimouski.

With its recent creation, PGR has been able to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to be at the forefront of the precious metals refining sector.

In its early days, the company began to recapture catalytic converters in local markets by creating partnerships with regional suppliers. Gradually, PGR has developed international agreements with suppliers in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Following the success of the first years of operation and more and more partnership agreements, the company continued its expansion by joining the Innova-Center in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac in April 2021.

In October 2021, the Minister for the Economy, Lucie Lecours, announced a loan of $ 1.02 million granted to the entreprise, which allows Precious Groups Refining to continue to develop its innovative processes and support the economy of region.

In the fall of 2022, PGR is proud to sponsor of the new PGR Recreation Center in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, a major partnership that allows us to give back to the population of the region who welcomed us.

Since the end of 2023, PGR has expanded its activities and now recycles other used materials that contain platinum, palladium and rhodium, such as catalysts used in the petrochemical industry.

Our company wishes to consolidate its position as a North American leader in the extraction of precious metals, by contributing to the economic development of the region and the development of our partners.

Professional service

The company's primary mission is to remain dominant in our sector by enhancing our relationships with our suppliers. We are committed to maintaining equitable and honest relations with them by giving them a fair price, by giving them professional and impeccable service during the entire process of metal refining. Moreover, it is thanks to this that PGR has been able to purchase millions of automotive catalysts over the past few years.

Technological leader

In addition, we want to be known in the industry as one of the most innovative organization. It is for this reason that we invest in state-of-the-art equipment. This allows us to be the technological leader in the extraction of precious metals from catalytic converters.

Best service for our suppliers

We continuously invest in the development of our staff in order to offer the best service to our suppliers. At PGR, we have a duty to answer all customer questions regardless of the number of catalysts introduced and the duty to give a fair price according to the rise in the market. Moreover, PGR stands out by the depth of knowledge of the staff and by our processes. This ensures that the investments made by our suppliers in their catalysts are secure and profitable to them.

See the process

Our team

Éric Lepage



Samuel Proulx



Martin Parent-Roy

Business Development Director

martin@pgrefining.com



Christophe Germain

Executive Director of International Purchasing

christophe.germain@pgrefining.com



Steve Presseault

North American Buyer

steve.presseault@pgrefining.com



Mathieu Monette

North American Buyer

mathieu.monette@pgrefining.com



They talk about us

Friday 8 October 2021

Radio-Canada

Quebec grants a loan of just over $1 million to the Precious Groups Refining in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. This financial assistance will allow the company, which recovers metals from used automobile catalysts, to acquire new equipment to increase its production.

Friday 8 October 2021

Investissement Québec

The government of Quebec and Investissement Québec are granting loans totaling $1,020,000 to Precious Groups Refining, which has facilities at the Innova Center in Témiscouata sur le Lac, to support the completion of a project representing investments estimated of $1 420,000.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Mon Témiscouata.com

In the fall of 2022, PGR is proud to sponsor the inauguration of the new PGR Recreation Center in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, a major partnership that allows us to give back to the population of the region who welcomed us.