Key to Metals AG is a privately owned Swiss company dedicated to developing and powering the Total Materia range of databases and related software applications, customized projects and OEM solutions.

We are the global pioneers in this field, with our first online database being launched in 1999. At that time it was a truly innovative way to present material properties data when compared to traditional methods like handbooks and other published resources. Since then, the company has continued with permanent and intensive development of this world’s most comprehensive resource, with the focus on new datasets, new functionalities and above all quality of products and customer support, which is at the heart of our endeavor.

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Be the global leaders in providing the ultimate one-stop place for material properties information, thus helping engineers, professionals and companies worldwide to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reliability.


Remain at position #1 by providing continually improving unique multi-dimensional, highly intuitive informational platforms for all material properties and be the universal choice in resolving diversified present and future technological challenges.


  • Building trust and reducing uncertainty by providing data reliability and integrity to the highest possible level
  • Dedication to our customers with unparalleled support, localization and presence worldwide
  • Leadership through innovation with relentless investment into development of products and services


Peter Heusser

Peter Heusser, Co-Founder & Chairman, manages finances, legal activities, compliance and IPR, as well as strategic planning. Peter holds a degree and PhD in mechanical engineering.

Viktor Pocajt

Viktor Pocajt, Co-Founder, President & CEO, is in charge for development, strategic projects and partnerships. Viktor is a BSc in mechanical and chemical engineering, MBA and PhD in applied computing.

Neil Baumann

Neil Baumann, COO, manages operations, sales, customer relationships and support. Neil holds a degree in engineering, with a specialization in quality management systems and process improvement.

Mariagrazia Vottari

Mariagrazia Vottari, CTO, is responsible for engineering, data processing and content development. Mariagrazia is a mechanical engineer, with experience in development and production gained in leading global companies.

Our People

Our team is made up of exceptional people that have complete focus on achieving our business objectives at every level and harnessing their collective talent is the key to our success. Based in our development center is our dedicated team of engineers which develop, maintain and support our products. Our network of global partners makes local specialized technical support possible and allows our customers to be able to get what they want from us, when they want it.