Who we are

The number of vehicles on our roads has been growing enormously. Today there are more than one billion vehicles on the world’s roads, and more than 80 million vehicles are produced every year.

Over the years governments have introduced air quality standards to reduce the harmful effects of automotive emissions on human health. Since we first started producing automotive catalysts in 1974, Umicore has been helping society to reduce emissions. 

Umicore develops and manufactures a broad range of products including three-way catalysts (TWC) and particulate filters (cGPF) for gasoline engines, diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) and particulate filters (DPF) for diesel cars, also NOx (Nitrogen oxides) and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalysts. In addition, we make catalysts for heavy-duty diesel (HDD) vehicles such as buses, trucks and motorcycle or small engine applications.

In close collaboration with our customers, our chemists, engineers, and researchers constantly develop new products which enable our clients to build cars with a cleaner exhaust in compliance with the most stringent emission legislations.

All our products are tested under rigorous conditions to have the best possible level of performance, converting as many pollutants as possible into harmless gases.

Our footprint

Umicore Automotive Catalysts operates 17 plants in 14 countries and 9 research & technology facilities in 7 countries.

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Our business model

At Umicore Automotive Catalysts we develop technologies that allow our customers to meet automotive emission legislation at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

Umicore Automotive Catalysts is one of the top three producers worldwide.