Kumas: capitalising on vertical integration in refractories

By IM Staff
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...

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