The Refratechnik Group in Ismaning (near Munich, Germany), has acquired the facilities of Burton GmbH & Co KG in Melle, (near Osnabrück, Germany), and will continue business operations under the name Refratechnik Ceramics GmbH with immediate effect. Thanks to this takeover, the jobs of the employees in the Melle location will be saved.

As a result of this strategic takeover, Refratechnik Ceramics will become a global supplier of refractory products for industrial furnaces in the ceramics industry. The Industrial division manufactures high-performance products for applications in waste incineration plants, coal-fired power plants, primary aluminium industry, non-ferrous metallurgy and the glass and steel industries.

Founded in 1950, the Refratechnik Group has more than 1200 employees worldwide, making it the largest family-owned company in the refractory business.

With Refratechnik Steel GmbH in Düsseldorf, the Group is successful internationally in the metal-producing and metal-processing industries. Magnesite ore, a primary raw material for the refractory industry, is mined and processed by Baymag Inc in Calgary, Canada – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Refratechnik Holding GmbH.
With the acquisition of Burton, the Refratechnik Group now has 18 sites in four continents. Nine of these are state-of-the-art production facilities for burnt, shaped, and unshaped refractory products. Two other sites are in the raw materials business.