VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG is a leading global manufacturer of advanced magnetic materials and related products.In 1914, the first vacuum melting furnace laid the foundation for today’s VACUUMSCHMELZE. Then in 1923, melting alloys in a vacuum went into production on an industrial scale. This initial operation was located in Hanau, Germany and later grew into a company that operates on a worldwide basis:with 4.400 employeesin more than 50 countrieswith annual sales of about approx. 400 million EuroToday, VACUUMSCHMELZE’s range of products comprises a broad array of advanced semi-finished materials and parts, inductive components for the electronics, magnets and magnet assemblies for use in a wide variety of fields and industries spanning watch-making and medical technology, renewable energies, shipbuilding, automotive and aviation. The use of VACUUMSCHMELZE products is so extensive that we all use them every day – without knowing it.