March 2, 2024


Heraeus is a globally leading technology group, headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Heraeus was founded in 1851; it is a family-owned portfolio company, which traces its roots back to a pharmacy opened by the family in 1660. Today, Heraeus combines businesses in the environmental, energy, electronics, health, mobility and industrial applications sectors. In the 2018 financial year, Heraeus generated a revenue of €20.3 billion with approximately 15.000 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets. With technical expertise, a commitment to excellence, focus on innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, Heraeus is constantly striving to improve its performance. Heraeus creates high-quality solutions for its clients and strengthens long-term competitiveness by combining unique material expertise with leadership in technology.

Heraeus Precious Metals

Heraeus Precious Metals, as part of Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, is a global business unit with its core business in precious metals, where especially the material loop, including recycling of precious metals, is the basis of the product and service portfolio.


At Heraeus Precious Metals catalyst production sites, recycling facilities and R&D labs are located at one site. Material testing, especially in fuel cells, and an electrolysis single cell test centre is available. Beside this, an analytical department with various material characterization methods, including surface analytics like SEM and XPS, can be used.
Heraeus Precious Metals has instruments for nanoparticle synthesis and deposition, chemical process catalyst design, synthesis of metal organic compounds (precious metal), and electrocatalysts for H2 application and electrosynthesis.