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Green Growth in China
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Putting more teeth into occupational health and safety
Source: Herbert Naujoks, Stuttgart
Hydrofluorid acid is history
„Innovation is a people business“
From Switzerland to Hong Kong

From the company

Big words that mean a lot. In this magazine we are redefining key issues. Foresight, alliance, uncharted territory: We are setting our own course with our vocabulary and showing that, for us, sustainability is more than just protecting the environment, growth is more than investment, and innovation is more than inventiveness.

Fore | sight

Noun;
Savvy, systematic consideration of all key factors; prudence

Sustainable strategies require consistency and steadiness. Corporate responsibility leaves no room for “we’ve always done it that way.” The only way to improve is by questioning and rethinking established solutions. Only those who act with foresight can achieve success in the long term.

Green Growth in China

China’s economy is growing and getting greener as it adopts emission standards that are among the strictest in the world. In 2018, Heraeus Precious Metals opened the world’s most advanced precious metals factory in Nanjing.

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Putting more teeth into occupational health and safety

Extreme temperatures, corrosive chemicals, razor-sharp quartz glass— depending on the business area, Heraeus employees must deal with very different safety requirements. And this is how Heraeus is focusing even more strongly on occupational safety.

Source: Herbert Naujoks, Stuttgart

Hydrofluorid acid is history

Heraeus Noblelight in Alzenau had been using hydrofluoric acid in the production of UV lamps. Because the highly corrosive substance presents a risk for employees and the environment, an interdisciplinary team found a better solution.

Al | li | ance

Noun;
Cohesion (of groups of common interest)

Allies have their eye on the same goal—and they work together to achieve it. Successful companies build on the strengths of their individual units, which support and inspire one another. And they benefit from combining efforts with external partners. Innovation arises when established structures meet new concepts. When expertise is combined, ideas become very powerful. Great things can be achieved through collaboration.

Innovation is a people business

Mario Hehle is Head of Corporate Innovation at Heraeus. In his view, cooperation is one of the most important factors in research. This includes integrating the individual business areas—and collaborating with external partners and startups.

From Switzerland to Hong Kong

From the mountains of Switzerland to the South China Sea: At our Hong Kong location, an international, cross-functional team came together to improve the production processes there. Climbing metal leasing rates and increasing competition have the precious metals market in Asia, especially, on the move. Those who want to succeed in this environment must continually evaluate their processes and methods. It’s great to be able to benefit from a new Group member’s many years of experience.

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Growing together

Based on a comprehensive leadership model, Heraeus promotes the development of its managers around the world—including in production. In Costa Rica, an interdisciplinary team has focused on ways to improve processes, communication, and the work culture at the plant.

Un | chart | ed | ter | ri | tory

Noun;
New, previously unknown, unexplored land or region

Entering uncharted rerritory requires courage, passion, and a plan. Adventure begins where the beaten path ends. When a company goes on a voyage of discovery, a longterm strategy acts as a compass for them. No matter wether it comes to conquering new markets, new technologies, or outer space, keeping your eyes on the prize and having the right people by your side make every excursion a success.

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Original Inventor. Exclusive Manufacturer. Sole Provider

Europeans first discovered the Americas some five hundred years ago—but for Heraeus Medical, the story begins in the year 2018. Before then, Heraeus Medical distributed its flagship Palacos products in the US through a reseller. With a direct model, the company has now taken matters into its own hands.

Precious Metals Transactions as easy as shopping online

In our daily lives, we can shop quickly and easily, everywhere and any time. When it comes to e-commerce, the B2B sector still has some catching up to do. With myHeraeus.com, Heraeus is positioning itself as a pioneer of industrial consumerism: Using the new platform, customers can conduct all their precious metal business online.

Source: Herbert Naujoks, Stuttgart

Printing the future

3D printing is an extremely innovative field with the potential to revolutionize production—especially when it comes to additive manufacturing with specialty metals. The unique expertise of Heraeus Additive Manufacturing (H3D) experts ranges from producing specialty metal powders and developing the right processes to printing components.