RHI AG is a world market and technology leader in high-grade ceramic refractory materials. A global player with headquarters located in Vienna, RHI employs roughly 8,100 people worldwide at 33 production sites in Europe, North and South America, India and China, and is represented by over 70 sales and service sites in four continents. In the 2013 business year, RHI reported revenues of EUR 1,755 million. The RHI share is listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange in the leading ATX index.
RHI produces roughly 2 million tonnes of refractory products annually: refractory bricks, mixes, mortars and functional products. Most of the raw materials come from the group’s seven mining and extraction sites. Refractory materials are used in the steel, cement and lime industries, in the production of glass and nonferrous metals, in environmental and energy technology as well as in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Refractories are indispensable to all industrial processes involving extremely high temperatures. RHI products ensure that e.g. steel converters and glass tanks resist extreme thermal, mechanical and chemical stress.
With tailor-made refractory system solutions, RHI enables its more than 10,000 customers to improve the value added in their production processes. RHI constantly deploys a large number of refractory specialists on site with customers in order to develop individual complete solutions, comprising the product, top engineering and special machinery for efficient application. RHI’s technology leadership is based on long-standing successful research and development activities, with more than one percent of revenues invested in R&D each year.