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Umicore Autocat Thailand

Umicore Autocat (Thailand) Co., Ltd. profile

The materials technology and recycling group Umicore officially opened on January 17th , 2017 its new production plant for emission control catalysts in Rayong, Thailand. The plant produces automotive catalysts for gasoline and diesel light duty vehicles, serving customers in Southeast Asia.

The plant, which operates with a team of more than 50 employees, is situated in a special economic zone near Rayong, close to automotive plants in the country. It allows Umicore to meet the increasing demand for emission control catalysts in the fast growing market of Southeast Asia (AEC).

Given their extensive presence in the regional market, Japanese automotive producers make up the majority of the plant’s business. These Japanese customers will be served by the Umicore Shokubai joint venture.

Umicore’s catalysts enable improvements to air quality by transforming harmful vehicle emissions through sophisticated catalytic processes. Umicore is a pioneer in automotive catalyst technology and has been producing emission control catalysts for over 40 years. Its products have prevented hundreds of million tons of harmful pollutants from being emitted into the air.

Automotive Catalysts profile

We are one of the world's leading producers of catalysts used in automotive emission systems for light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. Our catalysts perform in a wide range of powertrains, including gasoline and diesel engines, natural gas, and alternative fuels, and are increasingly important in engines supporting mild and full hybrid vehicles. By focusing on superior technology in the development of automotive emission catalysts, we help our customers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles and meet present and future requirements of environmental legislation.


Mission statement of the Umicore Automotive Catalysts Business Unit.

By continuously developing advanced products, process technologies and application know-how in automotive emission catalysts 

  • we provide the most cost efficient systems in joint development with our customers and our suppliers,
  • we generate sustainable value to our customer and to other stakeholders and
  • by providing solutions to our customers to meet environmental legislation, we generate benefits for society.

Automotive Catalysts is at the core of Umicore’s vision by creating materials for a better life through sustainable development, production and recycling. We contribute to this in three ways: 

  • Our products make possible the improvements in air quality mandated by worldwide efforts towards stricter emissions standards for all types of combustion engines and hybrids.
  • Within Umicore’s “closed loop” approach to resource management, we make maximum use of metals recycled from end-of-life catalysts.
  • We work to make our manufacturing processes ever more environmentally friendly.

Umicore profile

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organized in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.

Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean mobility materials and recycling. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.

Umicore’s industrial and commercial operations as well as R&D activities are located across the world to best serve its global customer base. The Group generated revenues (excluding metal) of € 3.2 billion (turnover of € 20.7 billion) in 2020 and currently employs 10,800 people.


WHA Rayong Industrial Land, 359 Moo 3, Nonglalok, Bankhai
Rayong, Thailand, 21120
+66 33 683 910

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