Press releases

30 Apr 2020

Update on COVID-19 impact on Umicore

Keeping our people healthy, ensuring safe working conditions and preserving cash

Umicore’s priority is the health and safety of its employees. Umicore introduced strict hygiene and other…

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07 Feb 2020


Strong performance in a persistently difficult market context

Umicore posted a strong performance in 2019 against a backdrop of persisting headwinds in key markets, in particular the automotive…

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02 Dec 2019

Umicore completes acquisition of cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Finland

Umicore announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland, from Freeport Cobalt for an amount of $ 203 million on a…

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24 May 2019

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…

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18 Feb 2019

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…

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08 Feb 2019

Umicore reaches Horizon 2020 targets two years ahead of schedule and reaffirms upside potential

Record results in 2018

  • Revenues of € 3.3 billion (+17%*)
  • Recurring EBITDA of € 720 million (+23%*)
  • Recurring EBIT of € 514 million (+29%*)
  • ROCE of 15.4% (versus 15.1% in 2017) in a period of…
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22 Jan 2019

Umicore recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the world

Umicore in top 10 of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations

Umicore has been ranked 7th in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies published by Corporate Knights, a research…

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17 Dec 2018

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…

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13 Dec 2018

Changes in Umicore’s Executive Committee

Umicore announced today that Pascal Reymondet, Executive Vice President Catalysis, will retire as planned on 31 January 2019.

Pascal joined Degussa in 1989 and Umicore’s Executive Committee in 2003…

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26 Oct 2018

New power from old cells: Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

  • Car manufacturer and materials technology and recycling group test a closed loop for high-voltage car batteries
  • 95 percent of valuable battery materials can be recycled
  • The partners are developing…
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