Continuous investment in niobium technology and applications has earned CBMM the position of the world's leading supplier of niobium products and technology, and the sole company present in all niobium market segments. To develop new niobium solutions, on average 2% of CBMM's revenue is invested in research and development activities that are carried out in-house and in partnership with research institutes, universities and customers.
CBMM has two major technology initiatives. The Technology Center is located at the Company's industrial complex in Araxá, Brazil and focuses on optimizing production processes for manufacturing existing niobium products and developing new ones. The Company's technology subsidiary, CBMM Technology Suisse, is based in Geneva and coordinates CBMM's efforts to develop new niobium applications worldwide.