About Us

Kataman Metals was formed in 1993 in St Louis, Missouri as a nonferrous metals trading firm. Our founders Shig Katayama and Ben Fixman combined the first four letters of Mr. Katayama's name and the last three letters of Mr. Fixman's name to form Kataman. The partners brought with them a combined 75+ years experience in the metals industry.

Today we are a leading supply chain manager of industrial metals with offices in St. Louis, New Orleans, Singapore, and Santiago, conducting business in more than 40 countries worldwide.

We market scrap metal, raw materials, prime materials, and finished products. Our customers include mines, manufacturers, mills, smelters, processors, scrap companies, service centers, and traders. We cultivate long-term relationships in local markets and link them together to create a global network.

We process, customize, and blend products to meet our customer needs. We provide logistics, transportation, and warehouse services. Our inventory management services help our customers minimize risk and exposure in the supply chain. We provide financing, price risk management, and hedging solutions. Kataman operates on the principles of knowledge, integrity, and financial strength.

Kataman is a member of ISRI, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries; BIR, the Bureau of International Recycling; The National Association of Recyclers; the Institute of Secondary Recyclers; American Copper Council; Aluminum Extruders Council; and Copper Club of New York.

For more information, contact us at info at katamanmetals dot com


Kataman Metals is committed to helping our partners and customers maintain their recycling and environmental objectives.

Recycling scrap metals into valuable products requires less energy by manufacturers, significantly reducing greenhouse emissions and diverting tons of waste from landfills. Energy saved using recycled metals vs. virgin ore is 85% for copper and 95% for aluminum.