Vesuvius is a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology principally serving the steel and foundry industries. We develop innovative and customized solutions, often used in extremely demanding industrial environments, which enable our customers to improve their manufacturing processes, enhance product quality and reduce costs. These include flow control solutions, advanced refractories and other consumable products and increasingly, related technical services including data capture. We have a worldwide presence and serve our customers through a network of low-cost manufacturing plants located close to their own facilities, we embed our experts within their operations, who are all supported by our global technology centers. Our core competitive strengths are our market and technology leadership, strong customer relationships, well established presence in developing markets and our global reach.