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Brick production anchored in knowhow and experience. Our production of bricks is located in our 54,000 m2 plant in Bjuv, Sweden. About half of the production, which varies between 20,000 to 30,000 tonnes per year, is based on our own raw material. Borgestad Industries has access to fireclay deposits (chamotte) from an open pit in the Bjuv area.

The rest of our production is high-alumina bricks based on imported raw materials – mainly bauxite and andalusite. High-alumina bricks, which can withstand higher temperatures than chamotte-based products, are mainly used in industries that produce cement, pulp and paper, and ferro-alloy material, etc.

Our product range consists of about 40 different qualities with moulds for approximately 6,000 different shapes. Of course, high-end technology is critical to ensure uniform refractory product quality. But it’s the expertise of our people that makes the difference. Thanks to our extensive experience, we are able to assure the outcome of our production and solutions down to the tiniest of details.
Höganäs Bjuf has access to raw materials and approximately 50 percent of production is based on these commodities. Other raw materials are imported from e.g., China, South Africa and England.
The crushing and mixing of ingredients takes place in automated and fully integrated systems. The capacity of this part of production is at about 50,000 tons a year.

Pressing of refractory bricks is done in automatic presses with unloading robots.
State-of-the-art presses use pressures up to 1,600 tons.

Geometric complex products are produced in semi-automatic presses and sometimes the products are hand shaped.


Normally the bricks are set by a robot on combustion units by the pressing machines. The location of the bricks on the conveyer belt is crucial so they are heated correctly in the firing process.
The plant has two tunnel kilns, each with a length of 103 meters. Normally a kiln is in operation. The capacity per kiln is 25,000 tons per year. The combustion temperature in the tunnel kilns varies between 1250 - 1450 degrees Celsius. The heaters run on natural gas.
Most of the products are unloaded from the combustion cars by a robot. The unloading robot marks the bricks automatically. Geometric complex products are unloaded and checked manually.
The warehouse has a total area of approx. 10,000 m2. All products are stored indoors. Loading takes place either on a truck or a container before delivery to the final destination.
Supply of raw materials Batch preparationPressingSettingBurningUnloadingPackaging and shipping

Setting new standards for production of monolithics. The world’s premium range of monolithic products is manufactured in our new, state-of-the art production facility in Bjuv, Sweden. The factory has an area of 1,000 m2 and a total capacity of 30,000 metric tonnes a year. It is highly automated with the most modern equipment in the world for manufacturing of refractory products. Moreover, the factory is totally dust-free, securing the all-important environmental aspect and making it unique in the world.

The starting point for producing top quality monolithics is carefully selected raw material composed according to specific recipes. Small amounts of additives, sometimes as small as 20 grams per ton, are added manually.

Mixing is a critical step, since you want the mix as homogenous as possible. The Eirich intensive mixer, where parameters like pan and tool speed can be specifically set, ensures excellent homogeneity.

Raw materials are taking into the production.
Raw materials are distributed to the 1 tonne swap containers.
The batch is prepared according to specific recepis.
Small amounts of additives, sometimes as small as 20 grams per ton are added manually.
The ready batch is lifted for mixing.
The Eirich intensive mixer, where parameters like pan and tool speed can be specifically set, ensures excellent homogeneity.
The ready monolithic is filled in the package ordered.
And prepared for transportation.
From the 10,000 m2 warehouse, products are shipped to 70 countries around the world.
Raw materials supplyRaw materials to swap containersBatch preparationAdditives inputQuick liftMixingFilling of Autopac (25 kg) or big bagsStretch hoodShipping