Innovation in Elkem

Ever since Sam Eyde established Elkem in 1904 our main activity has been to develop new products, markets and production methods. An ambitious innovation strategy in combination with a strong focus on future markets has been the foundation for Elkem’s development. It has led to a great success – throughout more than 110 years.

Elkem’s innovation strategy covers both incremental and step change innovation. The core of Elkem Business System (EBS) is continuous improvement.

EBS keeps the company equipped to meet future challenges. By always looking for new potential, by using EBS tools to describe the potential, by finding solutions and measuring results Elkem gains a steady progress.

However, to keep our position as a world-leading producer of silicon, silicones and carbon-based materials Elkem also seek innovation and new improvements.

R&D center: We offer customers and collaborating partners more than 10.000 square meters with advanced pilot testing facilities, laboratories and workshops.