Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. The fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources.

With product revenues of €4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Heraeus Materials Technology is a business group of the Heraeus Holding. Based on a broad portfolio of technologies and deep added value, Heraeus Materials Technology is a skilled partner for processing precious and platinum group metals and special metals as well as other innovative materials.

In the industrial sector of the precious and special metals business, Heraeus Materials Technology is a leading player for the customer specific development and manufacture of sophisticated solutions for high-tech products. The company´s philosophy is aimed at constant optimization for the customers` benefit within a relationship characterized by partnership.

The high quality products can be found in many areas, including healthcare, environmental protection, energy generation and distribution, mobility and communication.

In the booming field of wind turbines, the Business Unit Electro Technology supplies the necessary electroplated precious metal coatings and sliding contacts for transmitting electrical signals for the pitch control of the rotor blades.

Semi-finished products, like wires, strips, pins and balls, are a central and significant element in achieving efficient and cost effective industrial fabrication.

The Business Unit Electro Technology has decades of experience in manufacturing semi-finished products. Comprehensive expertise in the materials and their processing techniques combined with high quality standards enable the rapid development and production of customer specific solutions. The combination of good mechanical and electrical properties make precious metals semi-finished products preferred functional components in electronic applications, e. g. as contact materials.

Due to their outstanding corrosion resistance precious semi-finished products maintain their excellent electrical properties even under harsh and corrosive conditions.