2 Press releases
04/05/2017

H.C. Starck expects sustained recovery of core markets in 2017

  • Far-reaching cost reductions compensate part of decrease in sales in 2016
  • Group annual sales at 688.4 million euros
  • New corporate legal structure successfully implemented
Munich, April 5th, 2017. H.C. Starck, one of the leading manufacturers of customer-specific powders and components made from technology metals and advanced ceramics, expects to see a sustained recovery of its core markets in the 2017 fiscal year. During the past fiscal year 2016, sales were down due to the tough market environment and decreases in the prices of raw materials. With an overall value of 688.4 million euros, the annual turnover remained below the previous year’s figure of 815.2 million euros. As of December 31, 2016, the company had about 2,600 employees worldwide (2015: about 2,700). More
01/26/2017

H.C. Starck tantalum processing once again certified conflict-free

  • EICC grants certificate for the sixth time in a row
  • Still valid for all locations
  • Processing of exclusively conflict-free raw materials a key element of the H.C. Starck strategy

Munich, January 26, 2017. H.C. Starck, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology metals and advanced ceramics, has once again received certification for processing of “conflict-free” tantalum raw materials – the sixth year in a row the company has done so. Unlike in past years, the adjustment of the structures under corporate law meant that this year’s audit included the newly founded subsidiary H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH and the associated company H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG. This means all subsidiaries that process tantalum at the Goslar, Mito, Tokyo, Map Ta Phut, and Laufenburg locations remain certified. The audit was performed by the independent company SGS, acting on behalf of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) as part of the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP).

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