1903 four competing operators of small mines founded the „Eisenberger Klebsandwerke“ with the decision to get a leading position in the field of refractory material. The local available luting sand which impresses with remarkable mineralogical and chemical composition served as a basis for the business concept. It already possesses, in untreated condition and in temperatures until 1.700°, high mechanical consistencies with excellent binding properties and is, thus, predestined as a raw material for the refractory industry. Connected deposits of luting sand are also very rare and the occurrence of luting sand in the Eisenberg Basin is one of the largest of its kind worldwide. As a result, EKW GmbH is relatively independent of the raw material market.
The first successes came in 1928 with the foundation of the first subsidiary in France, which was also the basis for the further global growth of EKW GmbH. Diligence, ambition, innovative research and development ensured the expansion of the extensive portfolio. Further subsidiaries in Italy, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, Slovenia and Turkey were added over the years and with growing success.
Today EKW is known in the market as a specialist for refractory products and enjoy a high esteem worldwide. Our product portfolio goes from fire concrete, neutral, basic and acidic semi-plastic over dry-vibration masses to specific materials for all repair and gunning work. More than 150 employees in Eisenberg work daily to satisfy the high standards of this industry and to offer you the best service.