Group of Companies

IFGL Refractories Ltd. is part of the S.K.Bajoria Group; a company which was carved from one of the oldest industrial houses in India and has historic activities in Jute and Tea. Today the Bajoria Group is active in the Industrial, Insurance and Art sectors and has an annual turnover of over $300 million US.

The IFGL is a group company and a leading international manufacturer of specialised refractories, innovative equipment and operating systems for the Iron, Steel and Metals Industry.

The company is headquartered in Kolkata, India and is listed both on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). IFGL operates globally and has branch offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, India and China and direct sales offices and agents/distributors in most other countries.

The IFGL group of companies is summarised below and our Vision Statement can be viewed here.


In 1984 Indo Flogates was established as a joint venture between Flogates Ltd. (a UK company) and an exclusive Indian licensee of Flocon Slide Gate Systems, developed by US Steel Corporation through their wholly-owned subsidiary USS Engineers and Consultants Inc. This IFGL plant now manufacturers Slide Gate Systems and Refractories with the latest know-how from Krosaki Harima Corporation, Japan, a subsidiary of Nippon Steel Corporation.


In 1993, IFGL set up a technical collaboration with Krosaki Harima Corporation, Japan (then known as Harima Ceramics Corporation) for production of Magnesia Carbon Tap Hole Sleeves. This Continuous Casting Refractories Plant now manufactures Isostatically Pressed Continuous Casting Refractories. A brief history of IFGL acquisitions is shown below.

Today, IFGL has a large pool of trained engineers and application specialists to offer customers Total Refractory Supply Solutions for flow control in Steel Teeming and Continuous Casting of Steel. Please visit the IFGL website or see below for information on the IFGL Group subsidaries.

IFGL history

EI Ceramics

In September 2010, IFGL acquired EI Ceramics LLC and CUSC International Limited (CUSC) based in Cincinnati, USA.  These Ohio based companies design, manufacture and supply Isostatically Pressed Continuous Casting Refractories for use in the steel making markets of the USA. EIC is one of the major suppliers to the industry with a products range which covers ladle shrouds, stopper rods, submerged nozzles, tundish nozzles, ladle shroud gaskets and shroud extensions.

EIC is not limited by its products range and will supply to meet customer demand where viable any product it is capable of producing. For further information on EI Ceramics, please click here

Hofmann Ceramic

In July 2008, IFGL acquired the Hoffman Group located in Muhlweg, Germany. Hoffman design, manufacture and supply innovative products including;

  • Foundry Ceramic Filters – Casting Filters including Round-hole filters, Foam ceramic and cell filters
  • Foundry Ceramic Feeders - ISHOF feeder and EXHOF-L feeders
  • Refactory parts - High Grade fire proof refractory shapes
  • Drawing tools and Thread Guides
  • Ceramic parts for investment castings including Hipercast (High Performance Castings)
  • Wire & ceramic thread guides and Guide Pulleys
  • SiC Chill Plates, Pouring Systems and Monoblock Stoppers

For further information please see hofmann-ceramic or click here to download the company literature

IFGL Exports

IFGL Exports Limited started production in May 2012 is a subsidiary of IFGL Refractories which is ideally positioned for the export market from India. The company is located in the Kandla Special Economic Zone in the state of Gujarat, India and is also engaged in the manufacture and supply of Continuous Casting Refractories.

IFRL hold 51% of total Equity Share holding and out of the balance 49%, 20% is held by Krosaki Harima Corporation, Japan (a subsidiary of Nippon Steel, Japan). Our state of art manufacturing facilities with modern plant and machinery is situated at Plot No.638-644, New Area, Kandla Special Economic Zone, Gandhidham, Dist. Kutch, Gujarat and the registered and Corporate Office is situated at 3, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata 700 001.

Monocon International Refractories

In September 2005, IFGL acquired Monocon International Refractories Ltd. with headquarters based in Doncaster, UK. Monocon are leaders in Lance, Dart and Tundish technology and provide engineering support to the IFGL group on automation and customised equipment design and supply.  

In December 2006, Monocon Group acquired Goricon Metallurgical Services Ltd. based in Wales (UK) and Goricon LLC based in Ohio (USA). Both companies were engaged in manufacture of Darts, Lances, Ladle Powders etc therefore the acquistion strengthened Monocon's market position. In addition to a large range of standard and customised refractory products, Monocon specialise in offering;

  • Furnace Management Systems - Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Robotics and Monolithics.
  • Ladle Management Systems - Robotics and Monolithics.
  • Metallurgical Lances - Monolithic Lances.
  • Slag Control Systems - Refractory Darts and pre tap plugs for BOF converter steel making.
  • Tunish Lining Systems - Tundish Spraying Mass, Robotics and Monolithics.

For further information please click here or see the companies product literature in the downloads section of this website.

Monocon UK facility

Mono Ceramics

Mono Ceramics Inc., founded in 1983 is part of the IFGL Group and is located in Michigan, USA. The Company's line of business includes the manufacturing of refractory ceramics, clay firebrick and other heat resisting products for steel industries Fusion welding, glass drawing machines, Grinding and polishing machines. The companies contact details are shown below.

Mono Ceramics Inc.

2235 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbour
Michigan 49022, USA
Tel: +001 269 9250212

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Tianjin Monocon Refractories

In China, IFGL operate two manufacturing plants/companies, including Tianjin Monocon Refractories and Tianjin Monocon Aluminous Refractories as detailed below.

Tianjin Monocon Refractories Co., Ltd. was established in TEDA in 2002 by Monocon International Refractories Ltd. By the end of 2005, India's leading refractory company, IFGL Refractories Ltd. acquired the entire Monocon Group including its subsidiaries in China, Taiwan and USA.

IFGL Monocon group continuously works with some of the world's leading steel companies like Arcelor Mittal, Corus, Tata Steel, and Bluescope to improve and develop new products based on the customer's requirements.Tianjin Monocon's two manufacturing plants in TEDA are ISO9001 complaint approved by BSI. The two units are engaged in manufacturing of specialised and consistent quality refractory powders for the application in tundish, ladle gunning mixes, slag control darts for use in the BOF furnaces to restrict slag and improve steel quality.

Tianjin Monocon Refractories Co. Ltd.

No.34 Muning Road, Jin Bin No.17
TEDA, Tianjin - 300457
Peoples' Republic China
Tel: +86 22 66293 245
Fax: +86 22 66293 243
E-mail :

Tianjin Monocon Aluminous Refractories Co. Ltd.

Jin Bin Warehouse No.14, No.33 Baihe Road
TEDA, Tianjin - 300457
Peoples' Republic of China
Tel: +86 22 66293 245
Fax: +86 22 66293 243
E-mail :


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