About Heraeus Precious Metals

Heraeus Precious Metals is globally leading in the precious metals industry. By combining trading, innovative products and recycling, we offer our customers the industry’s most comprehensive array of services for the entire precious metals lifecycle.

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We are one of the world’s largest refiners of platinum group metals (PGMs) and a leading name in industrial precious metals trading. Our precious metals products are used in a wide variety of industries, including the automotive, chemicals, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, hydrogen and jewelry industry. We offer top quality solutions and products based on many years of experience and technical expertise. We are a reliable development partner for our customers and find the best solutions for their requirements.

With five trading and 14 production and recycling sites in all relevant time zones, we offer our customers a global production and logistics network. Trust and reliability, strict adherence to leading compliance standards, transparency and our financial stability have formed the foundation of our business for more than 170 years.

Precious Metals Cycle

Our Management - The Lead Team

The highest governance board of Heraeus Precious Metals is the Lead Team. It consists of 15 members covering the various business lines, major regions and core functions such as Finance, HR and Sustainability. It represents the international set-up of the company and ensures efficient exchange between key functions.

The Lead Team is headed by the CEO of Heraeus Precious Metals, André Christl.

Heraeus Precious Metals Lead Team

Our Guiding Principles – What we stand for

The Guiding Principles of Heraeus Precious Metals are the cornerstones of our corporate culture. They serve as a general orientation and form the framework of our actions. Through them, we define behavior and ways of thinking that are essential for successful cooperation with our partners, customers, but also within Heraeus Precious Metals.

The core values are to be lived by all employees worldwide. Therefore, we continuously work on their implementation and further development.

  • Customer Focus: We concentrate on our customers’ needs.
  • Clear Language & Respect: We communicate clearly and respect each other.
  • Diversity: We foster different perspectives and diverse teams.
  • Continuous Improvement: We continuously want to get better.
  • Accountability: We are responsible for our success and failures.
  • Responsibility: We care about people and our planet.
Guiding Principles Heraeus Precious Metals

About Heraeus

The Heraeus Group is a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, headquartered in Hanau, Germany. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, Heraeus bundles diverse activities in the Business Platforms Metals and Recycling, Healthcare, Semiconductor and Electronics as well as Industrials. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership.

In the 2022 financial year, the group generated revenues of €29.1 billion (US$30.6 billion*) with approximately 17,200 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.

(* calculated with 2022 average exchange rate, 1€ = 1.0530 US$)