Umicore Customer Success Story

Company Description

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries 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.


Materials Technology

Company Size

10.400 employees

€13,7 billion turnover in 2018


Global, Canada & USA

Provided Solutions

Salesforce Community Cloud


Umicore Precious Metals Canada (UPMC) has a lot of millennial customer who want quick reaction and a digital platform for order taking. In order to solve this business case, UPMC needed to connect their internal systems, provide a smooth customer friendly process which could be re-used across the rest of the Umicore group.

The platform needed to be:

  • User friendly
  • Mobile ready
  • Fast
  • 24/7 available


By leveraging our expertise in user experience, an ideal customer process was drawn. The process which was created was evaluated by a panel of customers. This allowed co-creation and made sure that the final solution would be adopted by our end customers.

The technical design team made sure that a customer community was set up, so it could be re-used, and integrations were made with the already existing tools within UPMC:

  • SAP to display the order intake
  • SharePoint to allow document collaborations
  • Commercial website

The combination of these different type of skills complemented with an agile methodology allowed us to deliver the optimal solution on time.


Customers can

  • Order and re-order ready stock and custom products through an easy to use portal
  • Consult the latest market rates on precious metals
  • Consult their account balance

Koen Noels – Umicore Team Lead Business Applications

“The portal is using Community Cloud as the base platform. C-Clear Partners has proven to be a reliable implementation partner in this realization. Their well-defined proposal applied project methodology, as well as flexibility and pragmatism fitted our shoe. The team members have in-depth Salesforce and B2B process knowledge and are committed to excellence and result.
The whole project was run remote from Europe for our internal customer in Canada. An innovation in project delivery on its own.

Very nice people. A five star journey!”