Get to know 5N Plus

The specialty metals and chemicals we supply are key components in countless consumer and industrial products. They go into making the digital devices we carry in our pockets, and into satellites circling the earth. Customers use our products to make thin-film solar panels, pharmaceuticals, LEDs (light emitting diodes) and a multitude of other items that are essential to our way of life.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and with strategically located facilities around the world, 5N Plus is among the leading suppliers of specialty metals, alloys and related chemicals.

Beyond being a trusted supplier, we strive to be a business partner. This means:
  • Deploying proprietary and proven technologies to meet the specifications customers demand
  • Securing long-term sourcing contracts with primary producers so that customers can depend on us
  • And offering value-added services such as cradle-to-cradle recycling and R&D partnerships
Increasingly, 5N Plus is an innovator that unlocks new opportunities — all in the service of enhancing our customers’ competitiveness. We invite you to learn more about 5N Plus, and about our commitment to our business partners.

Mission and Values

As a leading global material technology company, our mission, each and everyday, is to earn and retain the privilege to be essential to our customers, preferred by our employees and trusted among our shareholders in a quest to enable innovation and technology deployment based on natural resources for the betterment of the human race.

5N Plus believes that the corporation’s sustainability is closely linked to its corporate values, which are an integral part of daily operations and form the backbone of the Company’s culture.

Continuous Improvement

We promote excellence in everything we do, with the ultimate goal of being recognized as the industry leader. We therefore continually seek to improve our skills, along with the quality of our products and services.

Customer Focus

Our goal is to exceed customer expectations by delivering outstanding services and products shaped by the customer’s needs. To achieve this, we have the confidence and resourcefulness to propose solutions that establish lasting relationships of trust.

Sustainable Development

We encourage individual and corporate initiatives that help to protect the environment. This includes promoting — both internally and with clients and suppliers — the recycling of products and industrial waste, and setting objectives that reduce our environmental footprint. 


Transforming our vision into reality is possible only through the commitment and effort of our employees. We therefore aim to develop a stimulating work environment that values teamwork and excellence.


We adhere to the highest standards of integrity, which means keeping our word, complying with the letter and spirit of the law, and treating every person with whom we do business with respect and dignity.

Health and Safety

Employee health and safety guides all our operations. We act responsibly to minimize risks and promote prevention, with the goal of continually improving our health and safety performance.


A handful of employees of a major Canadian mining and metals company decide to start their own company through a management buyout of certain assets.
The 5N Plus team initially uses the high purity processing equipment at its former site, but soon develops a new primary refining plant in Montreal, which houses its hydrometallurgical operations.
5N Plus expands its facilities and acquires new refining equipment that strengthens its leadership in the markets it serves.
Seizing opportunities for growth, 5N Plus begins construction of its first international manufacturing facility in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany.
5N Plus becomes a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
5N Plus announces the acquisition of MCP Group and becomes a leading producer of specialty metals and chemical products. MCP was founded in 1863 and has a venerable corporate lineage that includes a merger with Sidech and leadership in metals and chemicals around the world.
5N Plus announces the acquisition of the remaining 33.33% ownership interest in its subsidiary Sylarus Technologies, located in St. George, Utah, and changes its name to 5N Plus Semiconductors.
Entering a complementary value added business, 5N Plus acquires a Canadian company with significant intellectual property and processes for the manufacture of micron-size solar and additive manufacturing powders used in electronics markets.
5N Plus announced its entry into the animal feed minerals market.
5N Plus doubles production capacity in semiconductor engineered materials in the  Montreal plant to address growing market demand.
5N Plus has taken an equity stake in Microbion and will assume responsibility for the manufacturing of Bismuth-based Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) required in Microbion’s family of drug products currently under development.
5N Plus completes acquisition of AZUR SPACE located in Heilbronn, Germany. AZUR is the global leader in the development and manufacturing of multi‐junction solar cells based on III‐V compound semiconductor materials.
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