ABOUT US

Our Business

Imerys Graphite & Carbon is a global company rooted in Europe delivering high tech carbon-based solutions to manufacturing and industry.

We have over 100 years of experience in the development and production of high quality synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon blacks, water based dispersions and silicon carbide for end applications including, but not limited to:

  • lithium-ion batteries
  • alkaline batteries
  • lead acid batteries
  • fuel cells
  • conductive polymers, plastics and rubbers
  • carbon brushes
  • brake pads and Clutches
  • powder Metallurgy and Hard Metals
  • refractories

Key Figures:

  • 3 R&D facilities
  • 5 industrial sites
  • 17% of revenue generated from new products in 2018
  • 49 patents related to applications including battery technology, polymers, fuel cells, carbon brushes among others

Innovation is an integral part of Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s strategy. Our team of 30 researchers and 3 R&D facilities are dedicated to the development of tailored solutions for our customers’ evolving needs.

 

A Member of Imerys Group

The world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys transforms a large variety of minerals into high value specialty products using sophisticated technical processes.

Bringing heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage or barrier effect, these specialties add essential features to its customers’ products or manufacturing processes in many industries such as consumer goods, industrial equipment and construction.

Learn about Imerys commitments to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

 

Our Commitments Code of conduct and business ethics.

 

Key Figures (2020)
€3.8 BN
16,400 Employees
Sales in 142 countries

Quality

Quality is at the core of everything we do. We strive to deliver products and services that not only meet, but exceed the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our integrated quality systems to ensure we are always meeting the highest industry standards. These systems guarantee the non-stop control of our operations and monitoring of all process parameters.

All Imerys Graphite & Carbon manufacturing plants comply with ISO 9001:2015.

You can find our most recent certifications at our download center.

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Our History

1908

1908

Officine del Gottardo is founded in Switzerland

1917

1917

First Synthetic Graphite production

1924

Acquisition of Officine del Gottardo by LONZA Ltd.

1994

1994

LONZA G+T is acquired by IMETAL and becomes TIMCAL Ltd. (IMETAL changes their name to Imerys in 1999)

2002

2002

Stratmin (Mine in Lac-des-Îles, Canada) becomes TIMCAL Canada; new Terrebonne plant opens in Canada

2003

2003

TIMCAL acquires conductive carbon black activities in Willebroek (Belgium) expanding their expertise in the conductive additive market

2013

Production capacity of conductive carbon black in Willebroek (Belgium) is doubled

2014

2014

TIMCAL changes name and becomes Imerys Graphite & Carbon

2015

2015

Imerys Graphite & Carbon opens a Research & Development Center in Japan

2017

2017

Acquisition of Nippon Power Graphite (NPG) in Japan, for the production of anode materials from graphite

2017

100 Years of Graphitization Excellence in Bodio, Switzerland

2019

2019

Opening of new state-of-the-art laboratory in Bironico

Our Management Team

Frank Wittchen

Frank Wittchen

VP & General Manager

Matthieu Elriz

Matthieu Elriz

Global Business Development Director

Tony Asbridge

Tony Asbridge

Commercial Director

Karl Bergmans

Karl Bergmans

Market & Industrial Controller

Gerritjan Van der Ven

Gerritjan Van der Ven

Industrial Director

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