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Company nameUmicore N.V.
Company typeNaamloze vennootschap
IndustryMetallurgy, chemicals
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Key peopleMarc Grynberg (CEO), Thomas Leysen (Chairman)
ProductsRefining and management of precious metals, catalysts and other precious metal products, zinc chemicals and specialty materials, electro-optic and electronic materials
Revenue-2.000 billion (2010)
Operating income-324.0 million (2010)
Net income-248.7 million (2010)
Total assets-3.512 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-1.575 billion (end 2010)
Employees14,390 (end 2010)

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Umicore N.V. (formerly Union Minière) is a multinational materials technology company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Formed in 1989 by the merger of four companies in the mining and smelting industries, Umicore has since reshaped itself into a more technology-focused business encompassing such areas as the refining and recycling of precious metals and the manufacture of specialised products from precious metals, cobalt, germanium, zinc and other metals. The company has been a component of Belgium's benchmark BEL20 stock market index since its 1991 inception.

To symbolise this trend of moving away from mining and the production of commodities and base metals, the group Union Minière changed its name to Umicore in 2001.

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