Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned portfolio company. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership.
In the 2019 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues of €22.4 billion with approximately 14,900 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is now one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.
Heraeus employees have a wide range of possibilities. They can actively take part in the shaping of sunrise industries everywhere because as an employer, Heraeus offers its employees "Open Space. For Open Minds.®". This means open spaces to challenge existing solutions and implement their own ideas. Heraeus enables its employees to act independently, develop ideas, give fresh impetus to the company and advance their careers.
Total revenue: 22.4 billion EUR
R&D Expenditures: 7% (based on revenues excl. Precious Metals)
Employees worldwide: approximately 14,900
Employees in Germany: over 4,600
Employees in Greater China: about 2,700
Heraeus worldwide: Heraeus has more than 100 sites in 40 countries.
All data refer to 2019.
Heraeus has been present in Greater China (China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) for more than 40 years, ever since it founded a precious metals sales office in Hong Kong in 1974. Today, Heraeus employs more than 2,600 people in around 10 locations across the region. In Greater China, Heraeus follows one of its main business principles: Being close to the customer. Hence, the company mainly manufactures its products in China for the Greater Chinese market. Eighty-three percent of Heraeus’ value creation in China is for Chinese customers. Greater China has thus become one of the top three markets for the company, providing around 43% of its global revenues.
In addition to facilities in Shenyang, Zhaoyuan, Changshu, Taicang, Shanghai, Sihui, as well as in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Kaohsiung (both in Taiwan), in 2015 Heraeus inaugurated a new site in Zhaoyuan, Shandong province with doubled capacity for producing precious metals based on industrial products for the electronics industry.
Global Business Units
Heraeus Comvance is the world’s largest manufacturer of synthetic fused silica for use in the telecommunications industries.
Heraeus Conamic is one of the technology leaders and materials specialists for the manufacture and processing of high purity fused silica and high-end materials like ceramics and composites.
Heraeus Electronics is your materials and matched materials solutions partner in the field of electronics packaging.
Heraeus Electro-Nite has been the global leader in the field of molten metal measurement technology for almost 50 years.
As a leading global supplier of advanced chemicals for the electronics, display and aerospace industries, Heraeus Epurio has extensive experience in synthesizing a wide variety of organic compounds with low trace metals and ultra-high purity.
Heraeus Medical focuses on medical products for surgical orthopedics and traumatology. The company is the industry leader in the field of bone cements and was several times awarded the TOP 100 Award for being one of the most innovative German medium-sized enterprises.
Heraeus Medical Components
Heraeus provides expert, comprehensive medical component manufacturing services, meeting a broad range of functional demands.
Heraeus Nexensos is one of the global market and technology leaders in the field of platinum thin-film technologies and your expert for the production of platinum temperature sensors and heaters.
Heraeus Noblelight is one of the global market and technology leaders in the field of special purpose lamps and modules in the ultraviolet to infrared wavelength range for industrial, scientific and medical applications.
Heraeus provides advanced products and excellent services for crystalline, thin film and 3rd generation Photovoltaic technologies.
Heraeus Precious Metals
Heraeus Precious Metals is one of the world's leading suppliers of precious metal services and products, ranging from trade to precious metal production to recycling. In addition to this, Heraeus Precious Metals provides products and solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.