A brief history of Zinc and Umicore

Zinc was first used as a building material in Paris, France, in the 1800's as part of Baron Hausmann's rebuilding program.

Today 85% of all metal roofs in Paris utilize zinc. Umicore is the world's leading producer of architectural zinc as a building and construction material.

For over 160 years Umicore has been providing innovative solutions for building owners, architects, and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. 

In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc is based in Raleigh, NC.