Having achieved the position of the world’s largest quartz producer, Heraeus Quarzglas looks back on innovations in quartz glass technologies and achievements in offering breakthrough solutions dating back over 100 years. In addition to the production of natural quartz glass, Heraeus Quarzglas is the worldwide largest manufacturer of synthetic fused silica for applications such as microlithography and telecommunications. All common manufacturing and processing methods are employed and special proprietary technologies complete our spectrum of capabilities. Heraeus develops, produces and supplies tailor-made solutions from base material to complex system components from one source.
Heraeus is a globally active precious metal and technology Group based in Hanau, near Frankfurt, and with deep roots in Germany. The company has been family-owned for more than 160 years. Our business groups cover precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, medical and pharmaceutical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources.
Currently Heraeus holds more than 5,300 patents. Over 550 R&D employees in 25 development centers around the world are producing the innovations that are the hallmark of our company. In the financial year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of €4.2 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over 100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.