The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660 . Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership.
The Heraeus Group is a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, headquartered in Hanau, Germany.
Facts and Figures financial year 2021
|2021||2020||difference in %|
|Total revenue||€ 29.5 bn.||€ 31.5 bn.||-6.35|
|Employees at year-end (including staff leasing)||16,159||14,808||+9.12|
|Total research and development expenditure||6%||7%||-1|
Operative businesses of the Heraeus Group
Get an overview about our Global Business Units and Start-ups.
Heraeus Global Business Units
The Heraeus Group is organized under the umbrella of Heraeus Holding in Global Business Units (GBUs). These units are market-oriented and functionally structured.
Heraeus Comvance is the world’s largest manufacturer of synthetic fused silica for use in the telecommunications industries. With its sites in Germany and the US, the product portfolio includes high purity fused silica tubes for core rod manufacturing, large RIC cylinders as cladding for telecom fibers and preform manufacturing services.
Heraeus Conamic is one of the technology leaders and materials specialists for the manufacture and processing of high purity fused silica and high-end materials like ceramics and composites. With locations in Europe, USA and Asia, Heraeus Conamic offers fused silica and ceramic products ranging from semi-finished goods to complex system components to custom-tailored solutions.
Heraeus Electronics is a leading manufacturer of materials for the assembly and packaging of devices in the electronics industry. The company develops material solutions for the automotive, power electronics and advanced semiconductor packaging market and offers its customers a broad product portfolio - from materials and material systems to services.
Heraeus Electro-Nite has been the global leader in the field of molten metal measurement technology for almost 50 years. The metallurgy industry benefits from complete measuring systems and customer-specific samplers for a wide variety of analysis tasks.
Heraeus Epurio is the technology and market leader in essential materials for capacitor, display, and photoresist applications, producing CleviosTM, the pioneering standard for conductive polymers with over 30 years of demonstrated success; and ultra-pure specialty chemicals, which are a critical component in the semiconductor industry.
Heraeus Medevio, formerly known as Heraeus Medical Components, improves lives by bringing lifesaving and life-changing medical devices to market with its partners. Heraeus Medevio acts as an extension to medical device OEM teams by supporting them from concept to production ramp with a tailored, end-to-end approach, expanded capabilities, and access to global resources.
Heraeus Medical focuses on medical products for surgical orthopedics and traumatology. The company is the industry leader in the field of bone cements and was several times awarded the TOP 100 Award for being one of the most innovative German medium-sized enterprises.
Heraeus Nexensos is one of the global market and technology leaders for high-precision temperature sensor technology and your expert for the production of platinum temperature sensors and heaters.
Heraeus Noblelight is one of the global market and technology leaders in the field of special purpose lamps and modules in the ultraviolet to infrared wavelength range for industrial, scientific and medical applications.
Norwood Medical is a premier, full service provider of advanced medical manufacturing solutions. The company partners with OEM for the development and production of instruments, tools and components for the minimally invasive surgical market, orthopedics and robotic assisted surgery markets.
Heraeus Photovoltaics is a global leading manufacturer for metallizations pastes of solar cells, provides advanced products and excellent services for PV industry.
Heraeus Precious Metals
Heraeus Precious Metals is a world leader in precious metals services and products as well as in trading precious metals used in industrial processes. This unit brings together all the activities in the precious metals cycle, from trading to precious metals production to recycling.
In addition to this, several start-ups devote themselves to new markets and business models. To be able to act more agilely and profit from cross-linked thinking and interdisciplinary research and development, Heraeus promotes these business ideas independently from Global Business Unit structures.
Amorphous metals combine unique material properties such as high strength, elasticity and corrosion resistance. Heraeus AMLOY develops amorphous alloys and uses them to produce amorphous components, for example by injection molding or 3D printing.
Heraeus Battery Technology
The highly porous carbon additive Porocarb® from Heraeus Battery Technology increases the performance of lithium-ion batteries. By improving the ionic pathways, it increases, for example, the performance of electric vehicles and power tools.
Heraeus High Performance Coatings
Aerosol Deposition enables the formation of unique metal and ceramic coatings at room temperature on all types of material surfaces. Heraeus High Performance Coatings accompanies customers all the way from initial feasibility study to introducing this new process into series production.
Heraeus Printed Electronics
Heraeus develops digital printing methods that enable space-saving printing of metallically conductive systems. This innovation in particular contributes to the shielding of components, e.g. in mobile phones.
By recycling end-of-life rare earth magnets, Heraeus Remloy® offers a sustainable solution to meet the high demand for neodymium magnet materials.