Born from the merger between Plibrico International and Lafarge Refractories in 2005, Calderys is a key player in the refractory market. With over 100 years of experience behind Calderys refractory solutions, the company continues to push innovation and product performance.
Lafarge invents and patents aluminous cement with refractory qualities suitable for a wide range of applications
In the US, William A.L. Schaefer develops the first monolithic refractory and creates the Pliable Firebrick Company, which is also known as Plibrico
Plibrico registers in London and begins European expansion
Plibrico opens for business in Sweden with the launch of Plibrico Scandinavia AB
Lafarge creates subsidiary wholly devoted to the marketing of refractories.
- In 1951
The subsidiary is officially named Sécar (Société d’étude et de conseil pour appareillage réfractaire—Refractory equipment studies and consultancy)
Plibrico establishes itself in the Netherlands with the founding of Plibrico Netherlands
Launch of Plibrico’s first European production site in Neuwied, Germany
Plibrico enters the Austrian market. The Austrian subsidiary is later renamed Plibrico G.m.b.H..
Continuing its expansion on the refractories market, Lafarge acquires shares in two of its competitors, Prost and Schlumberger, by taking over its subsidiary CEC. Both companies grow and are reorganized under Lafarge
Creation of Lafarge Réfractaires
Set-up of Lafarge Réfractaires’ first Asian production facility in Taiwan
Imerys acquires Plibrico International
Lafarge Monolithique opens business in Japan and Scandinavia, where it acquires Svenska Höganas AB. The companies merge under the name of Lafarge Svenska Höganas AB.
Plibrico acquires the Valle family’s refractories production plant in South Africa. Lafarge Monolithiques buys Basalt-Feuerfest GmbH (Germany)
Lafarge Refractories enters the Australian market with the purchase of Hanlon Refractory
Plibrico International & Lafarge Refractories merge to become Calderys. Calderys acquires QA Refractories (South Africa)
Calderys acquires ACE Refractories, the leading Indian monolithic manufacturer. The company is renamed ACE Calderys. Calderys opens its first plant in China in Zhangijiagang.
Acquisition of Svenska Silikaverken AB, a monolithic company active in Sweden Norway and Finland. CALDERYS streamlines and renames its product portfolio.The New CALDE TM brand is launched alongside the already established international trademarks SILICA MIX and ALKON® Calderys acquires the South African B&B company, specialized in monolithic castable installation.
Calderys asian expansion continues through Indonesian Joint Venture with PT Indoporlen and a Japanese acquisition of Tokai Ceramics Ltd.