Our facilites are located in the heart of the South West of France.
Our permanent concern to meet your needs effectively, leads us to invest in all the
fields of the company, which enables us today to lay out modern production equipments of
pressing, casting, extruding and firing.
We design your pieces and structures by using a 3D CAD software.
With the aim to better control the whole process, we have invested in a CAM software
which assists in all operations of the manufacturing from the design of your project to
We are present in more than 20 countries either directly or through local agent.
CERAQUITAINE acquired the international standard certification for quality
management system, ISO 9001:2015, on August 2014.
We are committed to customer satisfaction achieved by providing high quality products
and work to improve customer satisfaction.
The environment, just like safety, are also associated to this global and coherent
Our Quality Policy :
For over 100 years, the Saint-Aulaye factory produces refractory ceramics. Our constant desire to effectively meet your needs, and respecting the legal and regulatory aspects and other requirements by interested parties, have led us to set up a quality management system according to a ISO 9001 new version.
On increasingly competitive markets, the quality is one of the element that we allow us to continue our development, in particular for the exportation. Our main concurrent coming from Asia, we need to be more and more responsive in our customer’s needs assessment and in our production lead-time.
We established a quality management system who have been certified in June 2014, but is is not an end in itself, but an instrument who have the mission of:
To preserve our know-how
To raise the conditions to get it right the first time
To continuously improve the control of our products and all of our processes
To achieve expected results from our objectives that are analysed annually throughout the management reviews
Always provides our products with the best quality/prices ratio
Our objectives for 2022 are:
To achieve a fired wastage rate under 12%
To have a service rate superior 75 %
To have a productivity rate superior 240€/h
To renew the ISO 9001 certificate on the new referential system
I am committed to promoting the process-approach and the risk and opportunity analysis throughout our process. I ask everybody to consider all above mentioned aspects and to come together around our quality system.
To continually improve the quality system and to stay in an improvement process, I am committed to provided the resources need to achieve our objectives.
Research and Development
The permanent analysis of the customers needs, feeds the R & D : By showing of
pragmatism, new compositions, new forms, new processes are developed within the company,
to always stick closer to the markets.
Remember the past to create a better
Creation of the manufacturing facility
The company is founded in Saint Aulaye, on “the Charentes
clay basin” located just 1 hour from Bordeaux.
Takeover by CEC
Takeover by LAFARGE REFRACTORIES
LAFARGE GROUP leader in building materials, acquires the
The company becomes Céraquitaine
The production manager takes over the company.
Investment of over 1 Million of Euros in fast
manufacturing and firing equipment.
The company is launching a new strategy aiming to develop
the export sales
Change of management
The production manager bought the company. He is the
Inauguration of Céraquitaine distribution store
A shop offering a full range of ceramic materials,
equipment, and supplies for professional and amateur potters alike
Supports for heating elements, pusher batts, muffles, tubes, …
Up to 1650°C
80 to 99,7% of alumina Excellent refractoriness
Saggars, batts, ferrules, supports, Heating element supports,…
Up to 1700°C
SIC SILICON CARBIDE
80 to 96% of silicon carbide
Clay bonded or Oxide-bonded SiC
High thermal conductivity
High thermal shock resistance.
High creep resistance
Batt, saggars, kiln car elements, supports for porcelain insulators,…
Up to 1450°C
Good refractoriness and thermal shock resistance
Up to 1350°C
All values are indicative only. Each use must be particularly studied, and
depends on firing cycle, atmosphere, oxidation conditions, etc...
NB: for Technical and Material Safety Data Sheets, please Contact us
Kiln car design
Plain, Perforated, ribbed, and round batts
SIC base batt
Caps and fittings
saggars for biscuit, glost, and deco firing
T-cranks for deco firing
Plain, perforated batts
Shower basin setters, Lavi setters
Fittings, connecting supports
Supporting plates for electric furnaces
Heating element supports
Threaded tubes, candles
Fiber cover systems
Batts for food industry application
Kiln props, spacers*
* for ferrites, capacitors, thermistors, piezolelectrics
Props, semi-collar and SIC batts for High Voltage Electro-Porcelain Insulators
Mullite, Carbo mullite, Alumina saggars
Mullte saggars for spark-plugs
Alumina 99,7% batts
Batts for abrasive tools
Nozzles for the atomisation of metal powder
Batts, supports for powdered metal sintering kilns
Resistance supports for electrical continuous kiln
Mullite Saggars/boxes for spark-plugs
Casted supports for aluminium foundry
Roof tiles et Bricks Producers
Kiln car refractories, perimeter blocks
Batts, props and props for supporting for H and U cassette
Lighter kiln car design
Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
Different types of refractory ferrules used in sulfur recovery unit (SRU’s) and
waste heat boilers (WHB)
Special bricks and burners for reforming kiln furnace