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At a glance


For more than a hundred years, Kerneos has focused on supporting the development of its customers throughout the world. As expert in calcium aluminate technology, the company offers high quality and innovative specialty products, often as a pioneer. Its inspiration chiefly comes from listening carefully to its customers and its customers' customers.


A century of expertise in Calcium Aluminates
Ever since it first patented Ciment Fondu® in 1908, Kerneos has designed numerous calcium aluminate-based specialty products. 

Driven by its expertise and creative energy, the company has expanded the fields of application: refractories, building chemistry, civil engineering, mining, and pipes and wastewater. It is committed to promoting the development of a product offer with multiple properties which has over a century of research, development and innovation to its credit.

Operations on a worldwide scale
Throughout the company's development, the permanent key has been local presence. Kerneos operates in all parts of the world close to its suppliers and customers, it focuses on its goals of controlling the quality of its raw materials and manufacturing processes, guaranteeing the durability and availability of its products, and offering tailor-made services and technical support
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Key data

  • Sales 2016: €417 million
  • 1,500 employees worldwide
  • 11 industrial sites
  • 19 sales subsidiaries
  • Products sold in more than 100 countries
  • 1 central research centre (Kerneos Research and Technology Centre)
  • 1 research center in China (Kerneos Research Center Asia)
  • 2 regional development laboratories (North America and China) and 4 applications laboratories (Brazil, India, South Africa and Russia)