Kumas: capitalising on vertical integration in refractories
Published: Monday, 27 April 2015
Turkish refractories producer Kumas is one of only a few suppliers in the sector able to control its raw material requirements through a vertically integrated business model – a position which helps the company to ensure quality and consistency across its product range sold
to customers throughout Europe.
James Sean Dickson, Reporter
Operating from mines in Eskisehir, Bilecik and
Kutahya in Turkey, Kumas Manyezit Sanayi AS has carved itself a
unique slice of the Turkish and Eastern European refractories
markets, in an industry where production has been dominated in
recent years by China.
Kumas was founded in 1972 as a public joint-stock...