Seven Refractories intensifies its presence in India with a renewed partnership

With the recent acquisition of Dalmia OCL by RHI Magnesita, the joint venture between Seven Refractories and Dalmia OCL will now be operating under the name RHI Magnesita Seven and will continue to supply the thriving Indian iron, steel and cement industries with the most advanced refractory monolithics.

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Customers will keep on relying on outstanding finished goods and services, its further development, and an increasing focus on environmental-friendly products manufactured on site.

The successful story started at the end of 2016 when Seven Refractories entered into an agreement with Dalmia Bharat Group to develop and supply a wide range of monolithic refractories for the Indian market.

In 2018, both partners saw the need of having local production and committed to set up a modern monolithic production site, which was launched in 2019 in Katni (in the State of Madhya Pradesh).

“Establishing the activities in India was one of the best decisions we have made so far. We’re speaking of one of the most vibrant and expansive markets that still holds tremendous promises” comments Erik Zobec, Group CEO of Seven Refractories.

Dalmia Seven joint venture has already proven to be a highly successful company with an unique, advanced and modern production plant in India, centrally located in Katni, offering several logistic advantages due to its favorable location. The presence of the nearby airport of Jabalpur, the strategic location in the center of India ensures flexible and cost-effective transportation to clients in both Eastern and Western India. The region is also rich in natural raw materials, which contributes to a favorable ecological footprint.

“We are very excited by the Dalmia OCL acquisition and we are deeply convinced that we have found a perfect business partner in Seven Refractories. We are fully confident that with our modern production line we are able to satisfy and even delight all current and potential customers” comments Parmod Sagar, CEO of RHI Magnesita India.

“Joining forces with RHI Magnesita for the first time is another highly important milestone. There is an incredible potential in combining our production technology and product development with additional expertise and a powerful sales network of the largest refractory company in the world”, summarizes Erik Zobec. “And the best is certainly yet to come – the Indian growth story is unrivalled, and we are proud to be a part of it.”