The Steel Division
Vesuvius is a global leader in molten metal flow engineering. We achieve this by working closely with our customers to develop customised refractories, systems, services and technologies that enable them to improve their performance. The three businesses that comprise the Steel division are Steel Flow Control, Advanced Refractories and Technical Services.
The Foundry Division
Our Foundry division trades under the Foseco brand, and generates about 30% of total Group revenue. Foseco is a world-renowned name that has become a by-word for reliability, technology and service in the supply of consumable products and associated services to the foundry industry.
Steel - Flow Control
Our Flow Control products and systems are used extensively in the continuous casting process, enabling steel to be cast without interruption, while protecting it from the atmosphere when passing through the production process. Avoiding atmospheric contact significantly reduces contamination levels in the steel. Thus the quality, reliability and consistency of our products are critical in the quality of the finished metal being produced and the productivity, profitability and safety of our customers’ process.
Steel - Advanced Refractories
Vesuvius’ Advanced Refractories business supplies the steel industry and other process industries with high performance refractory materials used for lining vessels such as blast furnaces, ladles and tundishes to enable them to withstand high temperatures and/or corrosive attack. These refractory lining materials are supplied in the form of powder mixes, which are spray-applied or cast onto the vessels to be lined (‘monolithics’), or in pre-cast shapes and bricks.
Steel - Technical Services
Our newly established Technical Services business complements existing product lines by bringing new services to our existing customers. Technical Services focuses on the capture of key manufacturing data, combining this with Vesuvius’ strong presence and refractory expertise in metal casting to create new technologies and develop integrated expert process management systems.
The vehicle sector, comprising light vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) and heavy trucks generates approximately 40% of worldwide castings, and a similar percentage of the revenue for the Foundry division.