Get to know Umicore in Nysa

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Some of the most frequently asked questions Umicore gets from the local community in Nysa are the following: Who is Umicore? What will they produce? Where will the factory be located? And how safe will it be to live and work there? To find out more, keep on reading!

Umicore is a Belgian company with a history of more than 200 years. We are a world leader in the production of clean mobility materials, such as emission control catalysts for the automotive industry and cathode materials for electric vehicles. We are also the world’s leading recycler of precious metals containing materials.

We are a truly global company and employ more than 11,000 people in 50 factories and 15 R&D centres worldwide. In Poland we also operate an automotive catalysts plant in Nowa Ruda since 2015.

Umicore has been making cathode materials in its Asian production plants since 1999. Based on this expertise we are now building an ultra-modern cathode materials production plant in Nysa. Most of the cathode materials produced in Nysa will go into lithium-ion rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles. The automotive industry is one of the most demanding industries in terms of quality and safety and therefore Umicore Nysa will use state-of-the-art technology to meet such high standards.

Our factory will be situated in the Special Economic Zone in Radzikowice. Local authorities in Nysa have recently announced a tender for the reconstruction of the public road leading to the investment area. As a consequence, this road will improve the connection between the city of Nysa and the Umicore plant. This will ensure that our future employees can comfortably commute to work by public transportation or by car.

Creating safe and healthy working and living conditions for employees and neighbors, while creating the lowest possible impact on the environment is a top priority for Umicore. Environmental performance and safety are in the heart of the design of every Umicore process. We will ensure that any emissions to water or air will be below the most stringent environmental standards.

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