The Company has an engineering commitment. Its investment criteria aim at the efficient economic supply of technically advanced products to growth markets. The core competence is mechanical and refractory engineering combined with an emphasis on innovative design and cost reduction to competitively manufacture.

Investing in new ideas has been a key factor in the development of the Company’s subsidiaries so that the group is sufficiently diversified to avoid excessive dependence on a single product or market but sufficiently focused to ensure management is able to maintain a deep understanding of each of the individual businesses and the markets in which they operate as shown on the subsidiary websites.