Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve the businesses of our customers around the world. We create high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries. In the 2017 financial year, the FORTUNE Global 500 listed company generated revenues without precious metals of €2.19bn and a total revenue of €21.8 bn. With approximately 13,000 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 40 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.