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Belgium (BE)

OpenCorporation rating: 17.66 on 100

Ranking 2018: 464 on 602 companies

Primary and secondary NACE classification:
• Mining of other non-ferrous metal ores (0729)
• Mining of other non-ferrous metal ores (0729)

Company description

The company, with head office in Bruxelles, Belgium, operates as a materials technology and recycling company. It was founded in the year 1906. The company’s Catalysis segment manufactures automotive catalysts for emission abatement in light and heavy duty vehicles, as well as catalyst products used in chemical processes, such as the fine chemical and life science industries. Its Energy & Surface Technologies segment offers cobalt and specialty materials, electro-optic materials, rechargeable battery materials, and thin film products, as well as electroplating products. Its Recycling segment recovers various precious and other metals from a range of waste streams and industrial residues. This segment also produces jewelry materials; provides recycling services; and offers products for chemical, electric, electronic, automotive, and special glass applications. The company has more than 10,000 employees and a turnover of EUR10.4 billion in 2015.

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Latest news about umicore

17 January 2020 - 12:00

Audi and Umicore begin closed-loop to recycle cobalt and nickel from battery cells

Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany, and Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, report that they have successfully completed the test phase of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. 

According to the companies, the result of their research is that more than 90% of the cobalt and nickel used in high-voltage batteries for the Audi e-tron* can now be recovered.

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