HISTORY

  • 1960

    Foundation of TECO plant in Tennessee (USA) by Bill Rawles, producing fused MgO and fused silica

  • 1961

    George Eusner secures ore deposits of bauxitic clay in Andersonville, Georgia (USA)

  • 1963

    VKV “Vatutinsky Kombinat Vognetryviv” starts its industrial activity with clay extraction in the Cherkasy region in Ukraine

  • 1969

    AGS, a specialist in the mining, processing and marketing of clay-based minerals, is formed from the merger of ARGIREC, GRANGER and SOGDAR.
    Installation of the first 2 rotary kilns by CE-Minerals in Andersonville to produce Mulcoa ®

  • 1970

    Opening of the pit and the plant of Glomel Andalusite, France.

  • 1971

    Production of the first tons of CHK ™ in VKV

  • 1983

    CE-Minerals acquire Teco plant

  • 1986

    Acquisition of DAMREC by Imetal (now Imerys)

  • 1990

    CE-Minerals is acquired by Imetal (now Imerys)

  • 1992

    DAMREC acquire Annesley Andalusite, South Africa

  • 1998

    DAMREC acquire Rhino Andalusite mine, South Africa

  • 1999

    CE-Minerals acquire the Newell processing plant in West Virginia (USA)
    Acquisition of English China Clays (ECC) owner of the Parkandillick Calciner which produces the well-known Molochite™. Following this acquisition Imetal changed its name to Imerys

  • 2006

    CE-Minerals acquire the Newell processing plant in West Virginia (USA)
    Acquisition of English China Clays (ECC) owner of the Parkandillick Calciner which produces the well-known Molochite™. Following this acquisition Imetal changed its name to Imerys

  • 2007

    VKV becomes a member of the Imerys group
    The purchase of a 65% stake in Yilong (China) and the remaining 35% in 2011, gave us access to an excellent quality andalusite reserve in order to serve the local refractories market

  • 2013

    Set up of Imerys Refractory Minerals, a global organization.

    Bringing together the combined teams of former CE-Minerals (now Imerys Refractory Minerals North America), former Damrec (now Imerys Refractory Minerals Glomel) , former AGS (now Imerys Refractory Minerals Clerac) and VKV as well as our global sales network, we are able to offer the broadest portfolio of alumina-silicate materials for Refractory producers and build upon our foundations to re-invest in meeting the new demands of our changing world.