Alliance

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.

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.

Source: Kattia Vargas Araya, San José, Costa Rica

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.

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.