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The World Diamond Council welcomes the three new members

ARCTIC CANADIAN DIAMOND COMPANY

Based in Calgary in the western Canadian province of Alberta, in February 2021 the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company acquired a majority interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine, which is located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company is owned by a syndicate of investment funds comprising DDJ Capital Management, Brigade Capital Management and Western Asset Management Company, LLC.

BRINK’S GLOBAL SERVICES, USA, INC.

Brink’s Global Services (BGS) is the industry leader in risk management and secure logistics. They provide global and domestic transportation services to the diamond and jewelry business, financial institutions, precious metal owners and other high value commodity businesses. BGS is the global division of Brink’s Incorporated, a widely recognized provider of secure logistics solutions for the past 163 years.  Utilizing its integrated network of worldwide affiliates, it offers secure transport and associated security services in more than 110 countries. BGS transportation services include armored vehicles, trucks and trailers, secure air and sea freight, air charters (fixed wing and helicopters), couriers and armed messengers.

“Brink’s Global Services is proud to support the WDC and its members working together to protect the integrity of diamonds in the global distribution chain,” stated Jim Horgdal,  President of Brinks Global Services USA.

Jim Horgdal,  President of Brinks Global Services USA

UCHIHARA GROUP

Founded in 1920 in Osaka, Japan, and now based in Tokyo, Uchihara is the total-service group of diamond and jewelry companies, importing polished and rough diamonds and jewelry, making use of its own “Bonded Warehouse” within its Tokyo HQ. It also develops and deals exclusive diamonds and jewelry brands and collections, with wholesale and retail sales, both through the high-end department stores and proprietary outlets.