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Refratechnik Group: Changes in Company Management

He started working for Refratechnik Holding GmbH in Munich in 2009 as manager for Strategic Projects, and moved to Refratechnik Cement GmbH in Göttingen in July 2013, as Plant Group Leader. Simultaneously, Dr Thomas Reimer resigned as Technical Director of Refratechnik Cement GmbH in Göttingen, in order to concentrate on his new tasks as sole Managing Director of Refratechnik Ceramics GmbH (locations in Melle and Hungary). Founded in 1950, and with more than 1500 employees, the Refratechnik Group is the world’s largest family-run business in the refractory sector, and belongs to the most dynamic medium-sized companies in Germany. The Refratechnik Group consists of 14 companies and 19 locations on four continents. Fired, shaped, and unshaped refractory products are produced at 10 of the locations. In addition, the Group has access to the purest deposit of magnesite in the Western Hemisphere. With its companies Refratechnik Cement GmbH in Göttingen, and Refratechnik Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong, the Refratechnik Group is the world’s leading supplier of high-quality refractory linings for furnace installations in the cement industry, and a reliable partner in the lime industry. Refratechnik Steel GmbH in Düsseldorf is the Group’s successful international link to the metal producing and metal processing industries. New to the Group is Refratechnik Ceramics GmbH – world leader in refractory products for the ceramics industry. Magnesite ore, a primary raw material e.g. for the refractory industry, is mined and processed by Baymag Inc., headquartered in Calgary/CA – a 100 % subsidiary company of Refratechnik Holding GmbH.


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