About us

METAKEM GmbH has been specializing in the development and manufacture of products and processes for precious metals chemistry and electrochemistry for more than forty years.

Founded in 1974 by Dr. Friedrich von Stutterheim and Dr. Jörg Wurm, the company’s head office was initially in Oberursel; before relocating to Usingen near Frankfurt a.M. in 1989.

Today, METAKEM produces dimensionally stable anodes (platinized or mixed oxide activated titanium and niobium). The product assortment includes special anodes such as e.g. the newly developed “shielded anode” as well as reference electrodes for cathodic corrosion protection. The repair and recoating of used anodes are part of the service range of the electrochemistry branch.

METAKEM is further a renowned manufacturer of ultrapure precious metals compounds and electroplating baths / electrolytes based on gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, and iridium for decorative and technical applications. Here the processing and recycling of precious metals completes the activities of the electrochemistry.

With its in-house production areas (anode production, electroplating shop, and laboratory) METAKEM is DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certified.

The future focus lies in the expansion of the product assortment for electroplating, increased research & development activities in the area of electrochemistry, as well further expanding the international sales network in order to be able to competently and quickly satisfy customer needs on location.

On-site production areas

With its experience, innovation, flexibility, and customer-orientation the highly motivated, interdisciplinary personnel guarantees the constant expansion of the family-owned company that exports its products and processes to more than 40 countries.