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Present in 23 countries with 50 production sites and 1,300 employees worldwide, Imerys Ceramics is a leader in mineral solutions for ceramic manufacturers.

Part of the Imerys group renowned as the world leader in industrial minerals, Imerys Ceramics supplies high quality minerals, prepared bodies, glazes and engobes.

Imerys Ceramics has in-depth knowledge of the specific properties of each mineral in the various grades providing added-value for its customers' applications:

  • Tradtional ceramics: tableware, tiles and sanitaryware
  • Engineering ceramics: catalyst supports, electrical porcelain insulators and technical ceramics
  • Glass: flat & container glass and insulation wool
  • Reinforcement fiberglass
  • Building and construction industries: cement, decorative quartz and engobes for roof tiles
  • Electrometallurgy
  • Other markets: solar applications, electronics and energy supply

Our dedicated R&D and production teams maximise the properties of our industrial minerals: ball clay, chamotte, feldspar, halloysite, kaolin, mica, pegmatite, quartz and talc. We provide our customers with a competitive edge.


Our Values

Sustainable Development is an essential component of the Imerys group's long term strategy to support growth while promoting environement stewardship and social responsibility to both internal and external stakeholders.

The Imerys group's commitments cover three aspects: social, environmental and governance.

At Imerys Ceramics, we believe that a company can only be successful in terms of productivity, quality and costs, if the health and safety, human resources, communities and human rights issues are part of the day-to-day managment approach.

The social commitment covers:
- safety and health
- human resources
- communities
- human right

The environmental commitments encompass:
- management systems
- resources efficiency
- biodiversity
- green innovation

The Corporate Governance, the Ethics and Business Conduct codes ensure the best practices and the right behavior are deployed within the group.

Download Imerys Sustainable Development report.



Imerys Ceramics' origins are to be found in Europe, with many assets in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The Group was created in April 1880; its origins were in mining and metallurgy. Imetal changed its name to Imerys in 1999. In 2010, tableware, sanitaryware, tiles and quartz business units merged to form Imerys Ceramics. 

Today Imerys Ceramics is part of the Ceramic Materials business group, encompassing Minerals for Ceramics, Building Materials and Kiln Furniture.

As a market driven group, the recent acquisitions or business developments have taken place in developing geographies like Brazil, India, South East Asia and the Middle East to serve local industries and increase our gobal product offering.






Imerys group

The Imerys group is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with sales of 3,688 M€ in 2014 and more than 14,900 employees.

Imerys transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver functional specialty solutions (heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes.

Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished products, Imerys’ solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment and construction. Combining expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers’ needs, the Group’s teams constantly identify new applications and develop high value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development.

Imerys is organized into four business groups, each of which has front-rank positions.

  • Energy Solutions & Specialties
  • World #1 in minerals for breathable polymer films
  • World #2 in ground calcium carbonate (GCC) for paper
  • World #1 in alumino-silicate monolithic refractories
  • World #1 in graphite for alkaline batteries
  • World #1 in conductive additives for Li-Ion batteries
  • World #1 in lubricants for seamless tube protection
  • World #1 for large natural graphite flakes

  • Filtration & Performance Additives
  • World #1 in talc for plastics, paints, paper, ceramics, health & beauty
  • World #1 in mica
  • World #1 in mica for engineered plastics and high performance coatings
  • World #1 in diatomite-based products
  • World #1 in diatomite-based products and perlite-based products for filtration

  • Ceramic Materials
  • French #1 for clay roof tiles
  • World #1 in raw materials and ceramic bodies for sanitaryware
  • World #2 in kaolins for fiberglass
  • Europe#1 in raw materials and ceramic bodies for tableware
  • Europe#2 in raw materials for floor tiles
  • World #1 in kiln furniture for roofing tiles
  • World #1 in kaolin for paper

  • High Resistance Minerals
  • World #1 in alumino-silicate minerals for refractories
  • World #1 in fused minerals for abrasives
  • World #1 in fused zirconia

Visit the Imerys group website for further information about the Imerys group.

Human Resources

Our employees' diverse profiles and backgrounds is a strength we are constantly seeking to develop.

As a company, we are always stretching ourselves to meet ambitious growth targets. As part of our Human Resources policy, we provide our staff with the necessary tools and resources to reach their full potential. Employees’ excellence and commitment are key to Imerys’ successful performance.  

With many assets in Europe, India, South East Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, Imerys Ceramics provides opportunities to fulfill personal and professional goals. We encourage you to explore the possibilities - come discover your potential with a global industry leader.

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