Pyrotek Acquires TAB Refractories

Dec. 15, 2004
”One-stop shop for the cast house”

Pyrotek Inc. has acquired U.K.-based TAB Refractories Construction and Maintenance Co., its eighth acquisition in the past five years.

TAB Refractories is described as “the world’s largest independent company specializing in relining and maintenance of aluminum cast-house furnaces” It has been involved with projects in more than 30 countries and has offices in Great Britain, Bahrain, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Pyrotek, Spokane, WA, supplies consumable products and melt-treatment solutions for the aluminum and foundry industries.

Simon Taberham, managing director of TAB Refractories, said, “TAB is yet another piece of the jigsaw for Pyrotek to provide a one-stop shop for the cast house, for the handling of aluminum from the crucible to the casting station. Pyrotek is the only company in the world now offering this comprehensive service. TAB’s strength is not only in the initial refractory lining of all types of furnaces, but in its global experience and success in improving aluminum plant production. Through increasing the processing capacities of existing furnaces and improving refractory specifications to cut downtimes, we help reduce unplanned maintenance resulting in increased production without major capital outlay."