What we do

Our businesses

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.

We use cookies on our website. To learn more about cookies, how we use them, and how to change your cookie settings, please read our Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie Policy. By accepting, you consent to the Terms and the Policy.

Necessary Cookies
Necessary Cookies are Cookies that are required for the Website to operate as intended by Umicore. Necessary Cookies do not identify you as an individual and, if you do not accept them, then some features of the Website may not function properly.
Analytical Cookies
Analytical Cookies are Cookies that help Umicore improve the Website by collecting User Data. Analytical Cookies do not identify you as an individual and all User Data that is collected by Analytical Cookies is aggregated and anonymous.