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P-D Refractories is serving his customers during Corona-crisis

28.09.2021

Dear Business Partners,

 

The current Corona-crisis carries a lot of uncertainties and impacts the global economy and therefore inevitably also our industries, driven by measures taken by our Governments to prevent and hopefully stop the infection from spreading.

We, as P-D Refractories, have taken appropriate safety and hygiene measures against Covid-19 to maintain an efficient working environment and to accommodate ourselves to this new situation in the best possible way.

Backed by driven and dedicated employees, the availability of our own raw materials and the existence of our in-house mold production we are in the privileged position which allows us to continue to operate and to fulfill our delivery obligations without significant delays. Overseas logistics impose a challenge at times but be assured that we do our best to ensure a timely delivery for you goods.

In case of any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your Sales representative at any time.

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Personnel change in the management of P-D refractories GmbH

26.05.2021

Christian Wasmuht, managing director of P-D refractories GmbH alongside Stefan Preiss-Daimler and Jan-Carsten Ihle, will leave the company at the end of June 2021. The separation takes place at his own request and in best agreement after nine successful years of joint work.

Wilsdruff, 26.05.2021 – Christian Wasmuht, responsible for the areas of production and sales, will leave the management of the refractory manufacturer in Bochum-Dahlhausen. After nine successful years, in which with the decisive participation of Christian Wasmuht, pioneering investments were made to assure the future of the location Bochum-Dahlhausen, Wasmuht sees the right time for a personal reorientation.

 

"We respect this and thank  Mr. Wasmuht for his great commitment and the long-standing successful cooperation," said Managing Partner Stefan Preiss-Daimler, commenting on the decision. "Our best wishes accompany Mr. Wasmuht on his further life."

 

Christian Wasmuht will be working in the company until 30.06.2021. He will also resign from the board of directors of the Czech sister company P-D Refractories CZ a.s. and from his sharehold of the Preiss-Daimler Group.

 

Since 2012, Wasmuht has played a major role in the restructuring of the refractory division of the Preiss-Daimler Group. Wasmuht has advanced a significant expansion of its product and customer portfolio, the further internationalisation of the business and the optimization of production through a large number of investments. The company Dr. C. Otto in Bochum Dahlhausen, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2022, has thus developed into one of the most modern refractory production facilities in Europe.

 

About P-D refractories GmbH

P-D refractories GmbH is part of the refractory section of the Preiss-Daimler Group, a family-run medium-sized conglomerate based in Wilsdruff, Saxony, with the other business segments "Fibreglass/GlassFiber" and "Industrial Services/Environmental Protection/Landfill Operation". At the Bochum site, about 50,000 tons of refractory special products for industrial high-temperature applications such as the glass, aluminium and petrochemical industries are manufactured annually with around 270 employees. In total, the "Refractories" division of the Preiss-Daimler Group has an annual capacity of more than 150,000 tons and is one of the largest refractory manufacturers in Europe with 1,200 employees.

 

If you have any questions or further information please contact: 

P-D refractories GmbH

Stefan Preiss-Daimler

Phone: 0234/419-330

E-Mail: info@pd-refractroies.com

www.pd-refractories.com

 

 

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REF Liner™

REF Liner™
01.03.2021

Our REFLinerTM products are perfectly designed for the proper heat storage and transfer to assure best energy use giving you the real feeling being safely and warm at home.
 
   
 
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New Blood at P-D Refractories Dr. C. Otto

Falcons
11.01.2021

The factory premises of P-D Refractories GmbH Dr. C. Otto have three chimneys. With a height of 120 m, one of them is the highest brick-walled chimney in the Ruhr region. Since December 2001, a nesting box for peregrine falcons has been installed on this chimney at a height of 62 metres.

Last year there was another successful brood in this nesting box, as can be seen very well in the picture. Several times already, the pair of peregrine falcons had young ones who sprawled from our factory premises looking for new territories — this way the falcon family spreads.

 

The actual habitat of peregrine falcons is varied landscapes and most of all high rocks for breeding. Since the natural habitat can hardly be found here, the falcons choose areas that feature high buildings such as chimneys, cooling towers, etc. as “substitute rocks”. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wanderfalkenschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen (Association for Peregrine Falcon Protection in North Rhine-Westphalia) aims at offering peregrine falcons suitable nesting aids. So far, the Association’s members have been able to install more than 140 peregrine falcon nesting aids, primarily in industrial plants.

 

 

Further information:

 

Der Wanderfalke - NABU NRW (German)

 

Flyer.pdf (German)

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P-D Refractories – Well-Packed

packaging machines
02.12.2020

This year, advanced, standardised MSK packaging machines were successfully put into service at the P-D Refractories sites in Velke Opatovice, Czech Republic, the Wetro Refractory Plant in Puschwitz, and Dr. C. Otto in Bochum. The systems facilitate the quick and safe packaging of any kind of loaded pallets (even of sophisticated formats) and higher-level consistent presentation of our packaging. Another solid investment in P-D Refractories’ future.

 

Packaging flyer as PDF


High-Tech Tunnel Kiln Put into Operation at P-D Refractories CZ a.s.

24.11.2020

The fact that high-quality products can only be manufactured thanks to modern equipment applies to the refractory industry as to any other industrial branches.

 

That was the main motivation why we decided to move forward with the investment of EUR 4 million for the complete modernisation of the tunnel kiln in the Velké Opatovice plant. The new kiln with a length of 154 m and maximum firing temperature of 1,550ºC meets the strictest ecological requirements and it is equipped with an original heating system that the kiln supplier used for the very first time. Intelligent heat recovery and a fully automated operation, including the tunnel kiln car transport, is a technical standard in contemporary plants.

Stabilisation of the foundations using micro-piling was a great challenge for the furnace builder. At the beginning of September 2020, the furnace is now in operation as planned. When the operating temperature was reached after several days, we started firing fireclay goods, followed with other products that require a temperature of up to 1550ºC. The perfect execution of the construction and all the equipment has also been confirmed by the fact that the complete test run was performed smoothly.

 

In addition to providing flexibility, higher quality and capacity, the new tunnel kiln also allows us to fire silica goods.

 

This fact considerably contributes to complete management of orders in the field of the coking-

making industry, which is one of the main strategies of P-D Refractories CZ a.s.

 

   

 

 

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Completely safe at P-D Refractories Dr. C. Otto

10.08.2020

The Dr. C. Otto plant has now been accident-free for 160 days! The improved occupational safety and protection concept at our site, directed by the works committee, has evidently proven to be effective. Informing, training and raising the awareness of employees regarding greater attention and consideration, also during these corona times, has led to a noticeably higher level of safety.
This encouraging success ensures that our employees stay uninjured and healthy and that the number of accident-free days can continue to be increased. Long may this be the case!
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Good for P-D Refractories – supplier rating by Salzgitter Flachstahl

22.06.2020

P-D Refractories GmbH was classified as "good" by Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH for the Dr. C. Otto site and was rated with an overall result of 81.30%.
 
Download the full rating in German as a PDF.

New press at Dr. C. Otto Bochum

press 2020
10.03.2020

The silica department of P-D Refractories GmbH at the Dr. C. Otto site in Bochum Dahlhausen has received a new press. This reinforced Laeis #7 can be used to produce particularly large-size silica bricks mainly for the glass industry.

 

Together with a set-down robot, another fully automated process has been ensured at the Bochum site.

An investment worth millions in the future of the Dr. C. Otto site.

 

 

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Very good for P-D Refractories – supplier rating by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

24.01.2020

P-D Refractories GmbH was again classified as an A-supplier by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG for the Dr. C. Otto site and was rated with an overall result of 100%.