About us

Who we are background

Who we are

GRECIAN MAGNESITE is a privately owned company established in 1959 as a mining and industrial concern. However, the magnesite mining expertise goes back to 1914.

GRECIAN MAGNESITE is a magnesite specialist. The company produces and supplies Caustic Calcined Magnesia, Deadburned (Sintered) Magnesia, Magnesium Carbonate (Raw Magnesite) and Basic Monolithic Refractories. A wide range of grades is currently produced, addressing practically all applications where magnesite is used.

For over a century we’ve made it our business to create Magnesite products and grades for practically all industrial applications. Our products are used to manufacture hundreds of finished goods, which are used by millions of people all over the world.

OUR HISTORY

The story of our success

 

7 DECADES OF OPERATION
& SOCIAL COMMITMENT

1959

Grecian Magnesite S.A. is incorporated.

 

1976

The world's first automated laser ore sorter starts photometric operations in Yerakini, Greece.

 

1979

Our third rotary kiln starts rolling, a 200 ton per day behemoth still in operation today.

 

1980

Grecian Magnesite acquires the neighboring Kastri mine from Magnomin, an American-Austrian company.

 

1991

Lafarge Refractaires Monolithiques and Grecian Magnesite join forces - the refractory masses plant they created is eventually purchased by Grecian Magnesite in 1994.

 

1993

Inauguration of our state-of-the-art Research & Development Centre at Vassilika, near Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

1993

Akdeniz Mineral Kaynaklari A.S., our subsidiary in Turkey is incorporated.

 

2000

Grecian Magnesite acquires a 40% stake of the Spanish Magnesitas Navarras S.A.

 

2004

Our subsidiary Akdeniz acquires new calcination & beneficiation facilities, and mining concessions from Comag Continental.

 

2006

First introduction of biomass fuel in all our kilns with very positive techno-economical and environmental impact.

 

2010

Our new processing line treats material as fine as 4mm.

 

2012

Akdeniz Minerals doubles its calcination capacity with a new rotary kiln.

 

2017

Circular economy principles point us to on-site screening & magnetic separation of old stockpiled fine RoM material and a new dedicated mobile processing line emerges.

 

2018

A prototype desulphurization unit for the rotary kiln gases raises the bar of innovation in the European LIFE program and beyond as it uses magnesia based reagents produced form old stockpiled RoM.

 

2019

The optical sorting plant is upgraded as leading-edge digital color camera sorters replace a number of old laser sorters.

 

2020

New sensor based sorting equipment commissioned for our works in Turkey marks a new surging wave of investment throughout Grecian Magnesite.

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Quality and its control and assurance have been traditionally considered issues of utmost importance for GRECIAN MAGNESITE. Quality assurance has never been considered an end in itself. It merely reflects the commitment to enhanced and consistent product quality and confirms a “total service” concept to our customers. Every employee is an integral part of the quality chain. Thus, service, is extended from the sale of quality products and the timely and economical delivery of these products to customized grades, application know-how and after sales service.

About us