Strategic focus 2011-2015
Umicore has developed a strategic vision for the period 2011-2015. This vision links our growth focus to those areas where we feel we can make to most significant difference in addressing the global megatrends of materials scarcity, more stringent emission control, electrification of the automobile and the need for clean energy. In the coming years the most significant growth investments and research efforts will be dedicated to these areas and will include such product and services as new recycling technologies, materials for rechargeable batteries, materials for photovoltaic applications, new generations of automotive catalysts and fuel cell research. To reflect the direction of the company our business configuration was adapted in 2010 to reflect the different growth drivers. The segments are: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Recycling and Performance Materials.