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Steel Division

Our customers are steel producers and other high-temperature industries. Vesuvius is a world leader in the supply of refractory products, systems and solutions.

These help our customers increase their efficiency and productivity, enhance quality, improve safety and reduce their costs and their environmental impact.


Our Steel Division reported revenues of £1,045.4m for 2020, a 12.5% decline from the prior year, reflecting the negative impact of COVID-19 on steel production volumes across the world. However, the sales volume of the Steel Division in 2020 outperformed steel production in the world (excluding China and Iran) by 1.1%, with particularly strong relative performance in the growing markets of India, Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and South America.







Business Units

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Steel Flow Control

The Vesuvius Flow Control business unit supplies the global steel industry with consumable ceramic products, systems, robotics, digital services and technical services. These products are used to contain, control and monitor the flow of molten steel in the continuous casting process. 

The continuous casting process enables steel manufactured from a blast furnace or an electric arc furnace to be cast without interruption, whilst protecting it from the atmosphere. Avoiding atmospheric contact is crucial as it significantly reduces contamination and oxidation of the steel being produced.

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Advanced Refractories

Vesuvius’ Advanced Refractories business unit supplies complete value-added solutions to its customers, including specialist refractory materials, advanced installation technologies (including robots), computational fluid dynamics capabilities and lasers.

Our main customers are steel producers and manufacturers of steel production equipment.

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Steel Sensors & Probes

The Sensors and Probes business unit offers digital measurement solutions to our customers to enable them to make their underlying processes more efficient and reliable.

The business unit focuses on providing a range of sensors and probes that enhance the control and monitoring of our customers’ production processes, complementing Vesuvius’ strong presence and expertise in molten metal engineering.

Steel Manufacturing Process

Steel manufacturing is a highly demanding process for which consistent quality and efficient production is essential. Our products, systems and solutions enable this through every part of the process, from blast furnace all the way to the end of production in the rolling mill.