Umicore is one of Germany's innovation leaders


We are proud to have been honored by the F.A.Z. as one of „Germany’s innovation leaders”. Both the Umicore Group and our Electroplating Division are included in the list.

Patents offer an insight into the innovative strength of a company

The study is based on all patenting activities of German companies that have been registered for the last 10 years. No other data source allows such far-reaching insights into the research activities of companies. The more frequently a patent has been quoted, the more it has influenced this field of knowledge or technology.

Clear commitment to innovation and research

We invest around 10% of our annual sales in research and development. Laboratory equipment and employee capacity or competence are influencing factors that are relevant to success and are continuously adapted to requirements. Only in this way can we ensure that innovative processes are continuously developed.


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