Umicore to acquire cobalt refinery and cathode precursor operations in Finland
Through this acquisition Umicore expands its integrated battery materials footprint Umicore announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland, for a…
Umicore partners with ABB FIA Formula E Championship to implement battery recycling program
Formula E to work with Umicore to recycle the battery cells used to power the fully-electric racing cars The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has today announced a new partnership with Umicore - the Belgian materials technology and recycling group -…
Umicore reaches Horizon 2020 targets two years ahead of schedule and reaffirms upside potential
Record results in 2018
Umicore recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the world
Umicore has been ranked 7th in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies published by Corporate Knights, a research division focused on sustainable performance rankings. Umicore is also ranked number 1 globally among companies…
Umicore expands production capacity for fuel cell catalysts
Umicore announced today that it will be expanding its production capacity for fuel cell catalysts in South-Korea to support the growth of Hyundai Motors Group as well as other automotive customers.
Changes in Umicore’s Executive Committee
Umicore announced today that Pascal Reymondet, Executive Vice President Catalysis, will retire as planned on 31 January 2019.
New power from old cells: Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling
Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can be used again and again.
Umicore appoints An Steegen as Chief Technology Officer
Umicore announced today that it has appointed An Steegen as its new Chief Technology Officer and as a member of its Executive Committee, succeeding Denis Goffaux who was appointed Executive Vice President, Energy & Surface Technologies earlier this…
Half year results 2018
Revenues and recurring EBIT were up substantially compared to the same period last year driven predominantly by growing demand for Umicore’s cathode materials for rechargeable batteries used in automotive applications.
Umicore outlines its European production roadmap for cathode materials
Further to its announcement earlier this year of a first production plant to manufacture cathode materials for the European automotive market, Umicore has now selected a site in Nysa, Poland, for this investment.
Umicore announces changes to its Executive Committee and Board
Umicore announced today some changes to the composition of its Executive Committee, that will be effective from 1 April this year, and some changes to the Board of Directors to be approved by the next Ordinary Shareholders’ meeting on 26 April.