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About Umicore

As a world player in materials technology, we focus on three sectors: Catalysis, Energy and Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group 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.

Materials science, chemistry, metallurgy

We focus on application areas where we know that our expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy can make a difference. The majority of our R&D budget goes to projects involving clean technologies such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaic cells for aerospace, fuel cells, and recycling of valuable metals like gold and silver.

Sustainable value

Our overriding goal – to create sustainable value - is based on our ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that is consistent with our mission: materials for a better life. Thus we belong to the top-10 most sustainable companies in the world.

Belgian world player

The Umicore Group has industrial operations on all continents and serves a global customer base. Our headquarters are in Brussels. In 2015 we booked a turnover of € 10.4 billion. Currently we have 14,000 employees worldwide. In Belgium we count nearly 3,000 employees with sites in Bruges, Brussels, Hoboken, Olen and Vilvoorde.

Special contribution

From state-of-the-art production sites to high-tech research environments, Umicore has everything it takes to enable you to grow. Because you test and hone your knowledge with us every day. This is the way we contribute together towards a better, cleaner world. We are looking for lots of different people with a passion for technology, whether you are technologically educated or not.  

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