About Us

We are Dalmia Bharat Refractories Limited (DBRL), the Refractories business of the Dalmia Bharat Group. Established in 1939, the Group is one of India’s oldest and most respected business houses, with interests spanning across Cement, Sugar, Power aside of Refractories. Learn more about the Dalmia Bharat Group.

No so long ago, when a Dalmia-OCL #refractory product, service or solution got made in India, and was delivered to customers across the globe, a network of three India-based refractory companies used to work behind the scenes to enable and fulfil such a delivery. These were Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd - Refractory Division, Dalmia Refractories and Dalmia GSB India. With effect from March 1st, 2022, all three have merged into a single legal entity called Dalmia Bharat Refractories Limited. A stronger, unified, more connected, agile and efficient business unit, DBRL will convert its newly acquired advantages into better, newer and improved refractory solutions for its customers. The merger will also enable Dalmia-OCL to accelerate its plans in areas such as capacity and capability enhancement, training & development, and digitisation, in order to realise its dream of emerging as India's leading refractory business by 2025, and a One Billion Dollar #global refractory business by 2030.

As a Refractory company, we work behind the scenes. When industrial furnaces and kilns make ferrous and non-ferrous materials at very high temperatures, we persevere behind, performing a critical job of lining the furnaces and protecting the material being produced.

Our job needs a lot of specialisation, it warrants deep understanding of what is being made and how it is being made. And this is what we have been doing for six decades, and counting...

Passion for Refractories, Partners in Nation Building

When independent India started building its national assets, we were right there helping its steelmakers make bridges, railways, roads, buildings, the works. Which is why since the 20th century, we have enjoyed great partnerships with Tata Steel (then TISCO), IISCO (which later became a part of SAIL), Rourkela, Durgapur, Bhilai, Vishakhapatnam and private sector companies like JSW and Essar steel.

In Cement, we have had an equal edge, if not better. Decades ago, when we started making refractories for our own group Cement plants, we internalized the cement making process and armed with this in-depth understanding, went on to become the country’s leading provider of high alumina bricks for cement industry. And soon enough, came a time when almost every cement rotary kiln in the country had used our refractory bricks.

As the 21st century India got busy with its spot in the sun as an economic superpower in the making, we helped make materials that built skyscrapers, strengthen swanky bridges, lay miles of road and rail network and generate power for 1.3 billion people.

Our good work gave us wings and we established presence in over 70 countries around the world, gradually making our mark and replicating our India success story.

Amidst all this, we continue to single mindedly and doggedly pursue refractories, working with changing production processes, learning new trends and tailoring products to meet modern-day technologies and needs.

Truth be told, we are not just passionate about Refractories. Refractories is in our DNA.

Our Principles

  • We learn - from our customers, our technology partners, our employees and the larger industry. We may have a lot of expertise but our hunger to learn keeps us going.

  • We sharpen our skills – we try to get better every day. We yearn to make better products than yesterday and every day we are getting better at problem solving.

  • We are driven by results – we exist to offer solutions that improve productivity, make your business more efficient and your product quality better. We don’t do anything else.

  • We keep our commitment – we make realistic promises and strive to exceed our committed performance. Our commitment is backed by confidence in our abilities.

What sets us apart

Refractories are not off-the-shelf products, they are custom-made and require significant skill and application knowledge.

What sets us apart is the whopping 6,000 man-years of refractory experience our team has, spanning India and world markets. With this experience, you can rely on us to understand your business and optimize your refractory performance. This team is also super responsive and extremely reliable, having worked with customers around the globe, handling a variety of critical applications.

And all this comes backed by a wide breadth of products, with proven performance.

Let alone, you won’t lose sleep when you have refractories from Dalmia-OCL lining your furnace or kiln. And for some reason if you still do, we are your 2 am partners.

Our new identity

Our Presence

Today, we are India’s leading refractory products & services company with nearly 70 years of experience serving Iron & Steel, Cement, Glass and Non-Ferrous industries. We have a strong global presence, with representatives in over 20 countries and customer credentials in more than 70 countries around the world.

With five manufacturing plants in India, one each in China and Germany, and sales & service representatives at strategic locations all over the world, we are well positioned to serve you wherever you are.

Our Technology Center at Rajgangpur, Odisha, ‘Dalmia Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research’ (DISIR) has robust R&D facilities with a capable team of refractory technologists.

DISIR undertakes:

  • Customer centric product innovations
  • New product development
  • Raw material studies
  • Industry-academia-customer collaborations for research projects
  • Furthering our understanding of customer’s production processes