About Heraeus

A globally leading technology group, Heraeus is headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Founded in 1851, it is a family-owned portfolio company which traces its roots back to a pharmacy opened by the family in 1660. Today, Heraeus combines businesses in the environmental, energy, electronics, health, mobility and industrial applications sectors.

The Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals is a leading provider of precious metal services and products. We combine all activities related to our comprehensive expertise in the precious metal loop – from trading to precious metal products to recycling.

The business line Functional Materials is an expert for mechanical processing of precious metals and their alloys. The product range varies from contact products, PGM-fabrications and semi-finished materials to high-tech materials and compounds. Their fields of application are sliding and switching contacts, spark plugs, bushings, glass tools, labware, wires and materials for probe needles as well as master alloys, TC-balls, pen points and irradiation sources.

Company profile


Hanau , Germany



Number of employees


Year founded



Manufacturer and Distributor


Glass, Electrical Contacts, Semiconductor, Labware

Quality certifications

ISO 9001, IATF 16949 Environment Certification: ISO 14001

Material Categories

Alexander Link



Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Heraeusstraße 12-14

63450 Hanau

+49 6181 35 3524


Heraeus Metals Technology

No. 1 Guangzhou Road Minhang District 201108 District

201108 Shanghai

+86 2133575558

United States

Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC

15524 Carmenita Road

90670 Santa Fe Springs

+1 562 483-1873