A&R Merchants Inc was founded August 1990 by Alex Gilerman to focus as a commodities marketing firm introducing Former Soviet enterprises to the Americas.

In 1997 the company began to focus exclusively on Marketing, Recycling, Supplying & Brokering of Tantalum & Niobium products exclusively.

Today, under the leadership of Ronald Gilerman, A&R Merchants Inc. has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of CONFLICT-FREE Tantalum & Niobium products with direct to end-user customers in the Capacitor Electronics, Semiconductor & Superalloy Industries.