Excellence in recycling

Umicore Precious Metals Refining operates as one of the world's largest precious metals recycling facilities. This business unit of Umicore is the world market leader in recycling complex waste streams containing precious and other non-ferrous metals.

We offer eco-efficient recycling and refining services for precious metal bearing materials such as by-products from other non-ferrous industries (e.g. drosses, mattes, speiss, anode slimes), consumer and industrial recyclable products (e.g. electronic scrap, spent auto catalysts , spent industrial catalysts, sweeps and bullions).

We recover and sell precious metals (silver, gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium), special metals (indium, selenium, tellurium), secondary metals (antimony, tin, bismuth) and base metals (lead, copper, nickel). We put them back in the cycle for a better life.


  • 5/05/2015

    Umicore sustainable transport project wins award


  • 23/02/2015

    Umicore reinforces its compliance with the WEEE end-processing standard


Professional events

  • 20/01/2016 - IERC Salzburg, Austria

    Umicore will attend the 14th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2015. Visit us at booth # 57-58.