Press Release

RHI Magnesita: Driving force at METEC 2019

20. May 2019

CEO Borgas: “Innovation is the key to customer satisfaction.”

“When we talk about innovation, we mean a new level of refractory solutions. We call it ‘Refractory 4.0’,” says Stefan Borgas, CEO RHI Magnesita on occasion of the company’s participation in METEC 2019 in June. “Innovation is the key to customer satisfaction. As the driving force of the industry, we must deliver better and better solutions to our customers and share the value with them. Our growing R&D investments reflect this!”

METEC is the largest international trade fair for metallurgy, steel casting, and steel production. It only takes place every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany. “All major stakeholders of our industry will be there. This is a unique opportunity to interact with customers and partners, discuss the trends and exhibit the latest technologies,” says Gustavo Franco, CSO RHI Magnesita. “This year we will not only participate, but we will also make the difference. The refractory industry needs to reposition itself and we are leading this process by driving mutual innovation together with our partners. We will give our customers a taste of what is to come, and this continuous exchange is a motto of our innovative attitude.”

RHI Magnesita Booth: ‘Times Square’ of METEC

On an area of a total of 644m2, RHI Magnesita is going to present the latest solutions ranging from smart mining to smart plant. This includes big data, digitalization, automation & robotics, process safety, and sustainability. A curved LED wall topping the company’s booth makes RHI Magnesita’s booth the ‘Times Square’ of METEC. Four interactive augmented reality screens lined up alongside the LED wall invite visitors to get to know the lifecycle of RHI Magnesita’s products from mining to customer solutions – Refractory 4.0. The picture is completed by five interactive touch tables, which provide interested parties with e-brochures of products and solutions.

Visit RHI Magnesita at METEC

When: June 25-29, 2019

Where: Hall 05, Booth E29, Messe Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe), 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany


Media representatives are very welcome to visit the booth and take pictures or conduct interviews. The company’s entire executive management team will be present. For arranging appointments, please contact:

Lisa Fuchs
Corporate Spokesperson
+43 699 1870 6198

About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems, and solutions, which are indispensable for industrial high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals, and glass. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers in nearly all countries around the world. The Company has a high level of geographic diversification with more than 14,000 employees in 35 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices around the world. RHI Magnesita intends to leverage its global leadership in terms of revenue, scale, product portfolio and diversified geographic presence to target strategically those countries and regions benefitting from more dynamic economic growth prospects.

Its shares have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: RHIM) and are a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For more information please visit: