General presentation of Imerys
The Imerys group is currently the world leader in mineral specialties for industry. However, the company's activities can be divided into different divisions according to the sales they generate.
Solutions for the energy and specialty industries account for 29.7% of the business group's sales, with carbonates, in which Imerys is the world number 2, monolithic refractories, in which it is the leader, graphite and carbon, in which it is also the leader, and oilfield solutions. These solutions concern the consumer goods, paper, high-temperature, mobile energy and oil & gas industries.
Ceramic materials account for 29% of the company's total sales, with roof tiles, for which it is the leader, ceramic minerals, for which it is also the leader, kaolins and kiln furniture for high-temperature furnaces. These specialties concern the construction, renewable energy, electrometallurgy, sanitaryware and tableware, paper, paint and plastics industries.
Filtration and performance additives account for 27.1% of the company's total sales with talc, mica and minerals for filtration. These products are used in the food, plastics, paint, rubber, catalysis, paper, health and beauty and steel industries.
Finally, high-strength minerals account for 14.2% of the Group's sales with minerals for refractories, fused minerals for abrasives, fused zirconia and fused silica. These minerals are generally intended for the steel, automotive and aerospace industries.
Through its various activities, the Imerys group currently employs over 15,697 people worldwide.