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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.


Vesuvius’ Steel Division reported revenues of £1,400m in 2023, a decrease of 3.7% versus 2022, reflecting positive revenue growth of 0.6% in the Flow Control business despite the difficult market conditions. This was due to good pricing performance and market share gains in most markets.







Business Units


Steel Flow Control

The Vesuvius Flow Control Business unit supplies the global steel industry with consumable ceramic products, systems, robotics, digital services and technical products. 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 the 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.


Steel Advanced Refractories

Vesuvius' Advanced Refractories Business Unit supplies specialist refractory products designed to enable steel-making equipment, such as Electric Arc Furnaces and Basic Oxygen Furnaces, to hold the molten metal.

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Steel Sensors & Probes

The Sensors and Probes Business Unit provides a range of products that enhance the control and monitoring of our customers' production processes.

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 the blast furnace all the way to the end of production in the rolling mill.