General presentation of Umicore
The Belgium group Umicore is actually one of the great specialists in the sector of materials technology and their recycling. In fact, it is above all well known for its zinc based products but also concentrates its expertise in specialised areas such as materials science, the chemistry of materials, and metal working which of course distinguishes this company from its competitors. To better understand the group’s core activities it can be useful to know how its activities can be separated into the following three major sectors:
- The first group and clearly the most important sector concerns catalysis.
- The second group concerns energy and coatings.
- The third and last group relates to technologies and recycling.
Of course and as you have undoubtedly noted, each of these three large segments can itself be divided into different sub-categories according to the related materials. These smaller categories enable Umicore to offer their clients highly technological solutions that are truly necessary for them and respond perfectly to their requirements.
However Umicore is also a group that has invested heavily in research and innovation, notably in the green technologies sector which is currently experiencing a surge in growth. It has notably concentrated its efforts in the catalyst sector for controlling emissions, materials for the production of rechargeable batteries, and the recycling of materials. Due to this strategy Umicore is endeavouring to position itself as leader in the development, production, and recycling of materials.
From a geographical point of view Umicore is particularly well developed internationally with its industrial activities that are spread over different continents and a clientele that also extends worldwide.
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