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10 Press releases

H.C. Starck and Ningxia reach Settlement Agreement in Patent Infringement Case

Munich (Germany), November 13, 2014. H.C. Starck, one of the leading manufacturers of technology metals and advanced ceramics, has reached a settlement agreement in an ongoing patent infringement complaint with Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.. The settlement is highly favorable for H.C. Starck thus constituting a significant milestone on the company's route to protect its intellectual property for the manufacturing of high-performance technology metal products.

H.C. Starck’s Furnace Parts on Display at Heat Treatment Congress 2014

Newton (USA), October 18, 2014 - H.C. Starck addresses the rapid growth in furnace production with its high temperature materials and fabricated components engineered for furnace applications. Join H.C. Starck at the Heat Treatment Congress 2014 in Cologne, Germany, October 22-24 to view our wide-range of products for the heat treating industry.

H.C. Starck Releases Sustainability Report Update 2013

Munich (Germany), September 1, 2014. H.C. Starck, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology metals and advanced ceramics, has published an updated Sustainability Report that includes the relevant information for the 2013 fiscal year.

CFO Ludger Heuberg leaves H.C. Starck Group

Munich (Germany), June 18, 2014. Ludger Heuberg, Group CFO and Member of the Executive Board, will leave the H.C. Starck Group at the beginning of July 2014 to pursue new business opportunities outside of the Group. He will still, however, serve in an advisory role to the shareholders of H.C. Starck, Advent International and The Carlyle Group. Ludger Heuberg had asked the Supervisory Board of H.C. Starck to be relieved of his duties. The Supervisory Board has accepted this request with regret. More

H.C. Starck receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Newton (USA), May 28, 2014 – H.C. Starck today announced that its Fabricated Products Division has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. H.C. Starck maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. More

Weaker Overall Economic Development and Declining Demand Strain H.C. Starck Business in 2013

  • 2014: Improved overall sentiment in all key markets expected
  • Expansion of tungsten business to become the world’s largest independent tungsten provider

Munich, April 3, 2014. H.C. Starck, one of the leading manufacturers of customer-specific powders and components made from technology metals and advanced ceramics, experienced a challenging fiscal year in 2013. After two years of strong growth, the company posted sales of 703.9 million euros in 2013, below the previous year’s figure of 862.9 million euros. As of December 31, 2013, the company had 2,834 employees worldwide (2012: 2,926).