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What we do

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Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life.

We want Umicore to be a leader in providing and creating material based solutions that contribute to fundamental improvements for people all over the world. And we do that by focusing on three areas: recycling, electrification and clean air.


In a world that is experiencing ever-tightening, environmental legislation, automotive manufacturers need to seek new ways to produce cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles.

By joining our Catalysis unit, you can play a significant role in the reduction of harmful vehicle emissions or help produce precious metal-based catalysts for industrial use.

Energy and Surface Technologies

We live and operate in a world where resource scarcity is becoming an ever-significant threat. As the need for cleaner energy and energy storage continues to increase, you can find new ways to help our customers meet this demand – from developing lithium-ion batteries and cathode materials to producing high-purity products for surface treatment.


Through our recycling operations we treat complex waste streams containing precious and other non-ferrous metals. As part of the team, you will aid the recovery of metals from a wide-range of input materials, including end-of-life products and even industrial residues. Meaning we can give new life to metals that otherwise would simply be discarded.