About UsIBIDEN Ceram GmbH is a global supplier of engineering ceramics. In addition to our production site in Austria, we operate subsidiaries in the USA and South Korea, as well as a liaison office in China. Furthermore, we maintain additional sales partnerships to complete our global footprint.
Our MissionThe Corporate strategy of IBIDEN Ceram GmbH is focused on manufacturing products and providing services directed at fostering environmental protection . Usage of our products makes an important contribution to improving air quality and energy efficiency. Our catalysts and heat storage media enable a energy-efficient reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gas emissions, caused by many industrial and power generating processes... The commitment, drive and dedication demonstrated by our employees ensure frictionless cooperation with our global clients. Innovation, quality and environmental protection secure the future of our company.
"Innovation, quality and environmental protection secure the future of our company"
1921Ludwig Neumann founded the company in the village of Frauenthal. The company was the "First Austrian Porcelain Factory" specializing in the production of high, medium and low voltage insulators. In addition to producing these technical ceramics porcelain tableware was also manufactured for the industrial sector until 1952.
1974The company is sold to the Swedish building materials group, EUROC. The further development is characterized by a number of innovations and establishment of new product lines.
1985The company’s entry into the environmental sector begins with theproduction of SCR honeycomb catalysts as a Mitsubishi licensee. Subsequently, non-catalytic honeycombs, heat storage media and foundry filters are developed and successfully launched into the market.
1990A management buy-out leads to the establishment of the CERAM group and the simultaneous introduction of the “CERAM” brand
2001The insulator division is sold. catalytic and non-catalytic honeycomb products and services thus represent the two main business areas of the Porzellanfabrik Frauenthal GmbH. CERAM Environmental Inc., Kansas, USA is founded as a 100% subsidiary and operates as a sales and service company for the North American market. Development of CATLife® services program.
2002The group is reorganized into an industrial holding company, named Frauenthal Holding AG.
2005Serial production of SCR diesel catalysts for commercial vehicles begins and successfully launched to market. The following year, a new production facility for diesel catalysts is put into operation at our production site.
2007A sales company is founded in Korea, today's IBIDEN Ceram Korea Co. ltd., based in Seoul, for customer oriented marketing in South Korea.
2009The company opens its own comprehensive metal workshop at our production site.
2010The production of plate catalysts for coal power plants begins.
2012Porzellanfabrik Frauenthal GmbH is sold to IBIDEN European Holdings B.V. and initially renamed to IBIDEN Porzellanfabrik Frauenthal GmbH.
2020IBIDEN Porzellanfabrik Frauenthal GmbH is renamed IBIDEN Ceram GmbH.
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kögl
Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Orehovsky
Business Unit Director
Dr. Christoph Hagg
Business Unit Director
Head of Procurement and Logistics
Ogaki City, Prefecture Gifu / Japan
Ceramics, Electronics, Other
2.5 Billion (previous year revenue)
in 17 Countries
more than 3200 patents