Umicore AG & Co. KG, Platinum Engineered Materials

We are a global technology leader for either cast or FKS® Platinum materials based comprehensive, tailor-made, and smart system solutions. We support key players in major industries to reach the best possible performance with their production processes regarding the platinum component. In this context we serve comprehensive, tailor-made and smart solutions for special & fiber glass melting & forming.

Our unique business approach (PEM’s Process Excellence model) focuses on our promise to achieve sustainable added value regarding the platinum component before, during and after use in our customers’ production process. Our customers’ direct use shows in:

  • High savings achieved by lower total costs
  • Smart solutions, which contribute to increase their competitiveness
  • Long-term security achieved by continuous reduction of risk

Our philosophy of closed loops, complementary competencies and resource-saving processes reflects in our Life Cycle Management Approach. This systemic approach shows how we use our technological competencies in terms of Material, Engineering and Manufacturing to provide single-source and smart solutions to our customers. Constant innovation, applying holistic views and considering our customers as strong partners help us to achieve sustainable and impressing results in optimizing their production processes.

Company Profile:
Umicore is a global materials technology group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Performance Materials and Recycling. Each business area is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuel cells, and recycling. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.

The Umicore Group has industrial operations on all continents and serves a global customer base; it generated a turnover of € 14.5 billion (€ 2.3 billion excluding metal) in 2011 and currently employs some 14,600 people.


Company Umicore AG & Co. KG
Platinum Engineered Materials
Address Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
63457 Hanau-Wolfgang
PoBox 1351
Country Germany
Phone 0049 6181 595287
Fax 0049 6181 595204
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Employees 14.600 (Umicore group), 200 (Umicore PEM)
Certificates ISO 9001; ISO 14001; ISO 50001
Associations Affiliates: Austria, Brazil, Japan

Contact Info

Name Mr. Udo Thomas
Position Senior Manager Sales & Business Development
Phone 0049 6181 59 5288
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Name Mr. Rudolf Singer
Position Head of Technology & Innovation
Phone 0081 3 5413 9482
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Name Mr. Matthias Schmidt
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High-Quality PGM Components:

  • Bushings
  • Crucibles
  • Danner Pipes
  • Electrodes
  •  Feeder Cells
  • Gob & Stream Feeders
  • Orifice Rings
  • Plungers
  • Refiners
  • Stirrers & Stirring Cells
  • Tube Mandrels


Sophisticated Engineering:

  • Total System Approach
  • Physical Modeling
  • Mathematical Simulations
    o Mechanical Engineering
    o Electrical Engineering
    o Thermodynamics
    o Fluid Dynamics
  •  Light-Weight Systems
  • Patented Constructions
  • Bionic Shape Design
  • Periphery Correlation
  • Life-Time Calculation


High-Tech PGM Materials

  • Engineered ODS Materials
    o FKS® Agilit® (Pt PtRh)
    o FKS® Rigilit® (Pt PtRh PtIr PtAu)
    o FKS® Saeculit® (Rh Ir Au)
  • Cast Pt Alloys (Rh Ir Au)
  • Material Science (R&D)
  • Metallurgy
  • Chemistry


Periphery Products:

  • Adjusted Ceramic Stones
  • Refractories
  • Base Metal Accessories
  • Engineering of Adapted Steel Frames


Consulting & Training:

  • Life Cycle Management
    o Continuous Improvements
    o Technical Reports
    o Campaign Reviews
  • Sophisticated Analytics
  • Metals Management
  • On-Site Support
  • Troubleshooting





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Vorstandswechsel bei Umicore in Hanau

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