Press releases

08 May 2017

Umicore to boost capacity in cathode materials

Umicore announced today an investment programme of € 300 million between 2017 and 2019 to further increase its production of NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) cathode materials for lithium-ion…

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25 Apr 2017

Trading update Q1 2017


Revenues from continued operations increased 13%, reflecting strong growth particularly in activities related to clean mobility.

In Catalysis, revenues increased by 9%, largely driven by…

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14 Mar 2017

Umicore acquires full ownership of automotive catalyst JV in Korea

Umicore today announced the acquisition of the combined 50% shareholdings of Samkwang Glass Ind. Co., Ltd. and OCI Company Ltd. in the South Korean automotive catalyst joint venture, Ordeg Co. Ltd.

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10 Feb 2017

Full Year Results 2016


Revenues and recurring EBIT from continued operations were up 3% and 7% respectively. Revenues for the Group including iscontinued operations were up 1% and recurring EBIT increased by…

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17 Jan 2017

Umicore inaugurates new manufacturing facility for automotive catalysts in Thailand

Today Umicore officially opened its new production plant for emission control catalysts in Rayong, Thailand. The plant produces automotive catalysts for gasoline and diesel light duty vehicles,…

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10 Jan 2017

Umicore acquires NMC battery material patents from 3M

Umicore has acquired from 3M the ownership of three Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) patent families for cathode materials that are the reference in a wide range of lithium ion rechargeable…

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16 Dec 2016

Umicore to appeal decision regarding its imports of certain rechargeable battery materials into the United States

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today issued notice of its decision relating to the patent infringement complaint brought against Umicore by BASF and University of Chicago Argonne…

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15 Dec 2016

Umicore obtains third party validation for its sustainable procurement framework for cobalt

Umicore, the global materials technology and recycling group, today unveiled annual third-party verification for its Sustainable Procurement Framework for cobalt. Umicore was the first company in…

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21 Oct 2016

Trading Update Q3 2016


Revenues were up 7% compared to the third quarter last year, reflecting solid growth across the business groups.

In Catalysis, revenues were up by 10% driven largely by strong growth in…

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27 Sep 2016

Umicore announces plans to consolidate automotive catalyst production in Germany and expand activities in Poland

Umicore today announced plans to consolidate its German production of automotive catalysts at one dedicated facility. The Company currently operates two automotive catalyst production facilities in…

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