6 June 2018

Umicore is leading the way in clean mobility

Under the title “Powering Ahead’” Umicore is hosting today and tomorrow its Capital Markets Day in Seoul, Korea.

As Umicore has passed the mid-point of its Horizon 2020 strategic plan, CEO Marc Grynberg will reflect on the progress achieved so far and highlight the ever strengthening megatrends that drive Umicore’s key businesses, particularly the accelerating move to clean mobility.

Umicore’s unprecedented growth opportunities in Automotive Catalysts will be presented by Pascal Reymondet, Executive Vice-President Catalysis. Increasingly stringent emission norms are driving massive value increase in catalysts both for passenger cars and heavy duty diesel and Umicore is set to outgrow the market through its technology leadership in key segments.

As Umicore widens the gap in xEV battery materials, Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice-President Rechargeable Battery materials will demonstrate how Umicore is harnessing product and process technology leadership and how its position in the supply chain will drive significant growth over the coming years.

CTO and Executive Vice-President Energy & Surface Technologies Denis Goffaux will present the innovation roadmap in clean mobility materials highlighting Umicore’s unique position at every step along the innovation pipeline.

Presentations will be webcast live on umicore.com/CMD2018 and replays will be available shortly after the event.

Visitors on site will have the privilege to visit Umicore’s flagship battery materials plant in Cheonan and Umicore’s Automotive Catalysts Technology Center in Incheon.

About Umicore

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organised in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & 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.

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean mobility materials 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.

Umicore’s industrial and commercial operations as well as R&D activities are located across the world to best serve its global customer base. The Group generated a turnover of € 12.3 billion (€ 2.9 billion excluding metal) in 2017 and currently employs 9,700 people.

For more information

Investor Relations
Evelien Goovaerts  |  +32 2 227 78 38  |  evelien.goovaerts@umicore.com
Eva Behaeghe  |  +32 2 227 70 68  |  eva.behaeghe@umicore.com 

Media Relations
Marjolein Scheers  |  +32 2 227 71 47  |  marjolein.scheers@umicore.com

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