Over many years we have built the brand equity of our Vesuvius and Foseco products through reliability, technology and service.

The foundation of our business model is our global presence.

Our industry experts are embedded at many customer locations and are therefore ideally placed to identify potential service and process improvements in collaboration with customers.

 

A profitable, flexible, cash-generative model focused on growth

 

What we do

We develop and manufacture high-technology products and solutions predominantly for supply to the steel and foundry casting industries, operating a profitable, flexible, cashgenerative and growth-building business model. Over many years we have built the brand equity of our Vesuvius and FOSECO products through technology leadership, reliability and service.

 

Our key resources

Financial capital

We use the cash generated by our business to invest in innovation, people, operating assets, technology and sales to generate further growth.

Manufacturing capital

We have a global footprint, with 59 production sites on six continents, giving us proximity to our customers.

Intellectual capital

We have seven R&D centres of excellence and over 300 R&D staff worldwide, generating innovative products and solutions for our customers.

Human capital

We invest in developing our skilled and motivated workforce of approximately 11,000 people and provide them with a safe environment in which to work.

Social capital

We champion our values and our ethical conduct. We maintain strong relationships with customers and our wider stakeholder groups.

Natural capital

We utilise high-quality raw materials, secured through reliable and well-developed supply chains.

 

How we deliver

Our industry experts are embedded at many customer locations and are therefore ideally placed to collaborate with customers to identify their needs, and potential service and process improvements. This also enables us to grow our solutions and service portfolio.

We develop high technology products that deliver quality enhancement, efficiency gains and energy savings to our customers. We focus on sustainability in our own business through the efficient use of energy and natural resources.

Our model is profitable by allowing value pricing for bespoke products and services. It generates growth as we enlarge our market with additional innovative products and solutions.

Our model is resilient to end-market volatility due to the flexibility of our diversified manufacturing footprint and adjustable cost base.

Our commitment to ethical business delivers strong, long-term, sustainable commercial relationships.

 

The value we create

Our Investors

Our efficient use of capital generates annual profits, giving returns to our shareholders and underpinning sustainable growth.

Our Customers

Our investment in innovation creates cutting-edge products and solutions, delivering enhanced value for our customers and differentiating us from our competitors. We embed technical experts within our customers, giving us a fundamental understanding of their needs and delivering them access to our global network of highly skilled individuals.

Our People

We focus on the health and safety of all our staff. We engage with our people, encouraging and rewarding high performance to create an environment where all can realise their individual potential.

Our Suppliers

Maintaining cost-effective access to high-quality raw materials is vital to our success. Our suppliers are critical to our business.

Our Communities

We are committed to maintaining positive relationships with the communities in which we operate. Our social responsibility activities complement our values and we encourage our employees to engage with communities and groups local to our operations.

Students and Graduates

Attracting new talent to Vesuvius is vital for the Group’s continuing success. Recruiting new students and graduates feeds the talent pipeline and allows us to tap in to new sources of up-to-date business ideas and R&D capability.