Company Profile

Refractory solutions you can count on

Refractory products are a vital element in all high-temperature processes, such as metals making, the production of cement, petrochemical processes, glass and ceramics. Without refractories there would be no cars, no planes, no trains, no gas or electricity and we would be eating from wooden plates and living in mud-brick huts.


The long history of service which extends back over a hundred years to 1901 indicates the added value of Gouda Refractories' products and services. Numerous customers throughout the world rely on their unique combination of problem-solving ability and practical experience of the advanced R&D and production departments for the design and production of refractory linings. Apart from refractory bricks, monoliths and precast shapes, Gouda Refractories mainly manufactures and delivers customer-specific total solutions. This applies to the market segments Non-Ferrous Metals, Petrochemicals an Environment & Energy, but also to other segments.


Gouda Refractories can respond rapidly and expertly to the latest market demands. Continuous investment in production facilities and in relationships with suppliers and customers provides the assurance of competitive quality and prices.


The production facilities are located in the Netherlands. Refractory bricks and prefabricated elements are made in Gouda and castables are made in Geldermalsen. All materials are supplied to certified quality standards. The key factors are durability, processability and reliability. Customised products can also be supplied on customer requests and in co-makership with customers.


Gouda Refractories is an operating company of Andus Group, and is part of the Manufacturing division. The mission of this internationally operating group is: ‘Serving the industry'. This motto means customers around the world can always call on the specialised attention available within the group for design, production, building, installation and maintenance of projects in the steel construction, oil & gas, process engineering and refractories market segments. A sound mix of reliability and a drive for innovation ensures that Andus Group is successfully able to maintain its top position in the market.


Board of Directors

Mr M. SchuchmannManaging Director
Mr M. GrootenboerDirector Sales & Marketing
Mr W. BuijsDirector Operations


 Sales & Product Management 

Mr E. van DoornInside Sales Energy & Chemicals
Mr W. JanssenSales Manager Energy & Chemicals
Mr D. GrofikSales Manager Aluminium Industry
Mr M. LagersSales Manager Aluminium Industry
Mr T. EngleSales Manager Steel Making & Steel Treatment
Mr R. WintumSales Manager Cement, Lime & Biomass
Mr P. PlaizierProduct Manager Biomass, Energy & Chemicals
Mr E. AalbersProduct Manager Aluminium & Steel
Mr S. BreedveldProduct Manager Refining
Mr J. Booster

Product Manager Cement & Lime

Portfolio Manager Castables

Mr J. BoersmaPortfolio Manager Brick Products